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Community Ecology Projects

The following is a list of major projects of the DCR-DNH ecology group since 1990. These were all funded, at least in part, by contracts or grants and include two types of projects: 1) multidisciplinary inventories requiring integrated work by DCR-DNH botanists, zoologists, and ecologists; these projects generally include some plot-sampling of rare community types and outstanding occurrences of common types; 2) more specialized ecological projects involving natural community inventory, intensive vegetation sampling and classification, and/or vegetation mapping. The name, client, scope, and completion year of each project is listed. A number of projects in which the ecology group had only a minor role are not included.

PROJECT CLIENT SCOPE COMPLETED
Virginia State Parks: False Cape and Westmoreland DCR Division of State Parks vegetation inventory and ecosystem mapping 2014
Additions to Richmond National Battlefield Park and Fredericksburg-Spotsylvania National Battlefield Park National Park Service vegetation inventory and mapping 2014
Virginia State Parks: Chippokes Plantation and York River DCR Division of State Parks vegetation inventory and ecosystem mapping 2012
Fort A.P. Hill Military Reservation, Caroline Co. Dept. of Defense vegetation inventory and mapping 2011
Powell Mountain Karst Preserve, Wise Co. VA Cave Conservancy vegetation inventory 2010
National Capital Region National Parks: George Washington Mem. Parkway, Harpers Ferry, Manassas, Wolf Trap
NatureServe / National Park Service vegetation inventory, sampling, classification, and mapping 2010
Appalachian Trail Southern Appalachian Section NatureServe / National Park Service vegetation inventory and sampling (VA), classification (regional) 2010
Fort A.P. Hill Military Reservation, Caroline Co. Dept. of Defense multidisciplinary inventory 2010
Shenandoah National Park, Vegetation Map 2.0 (subcontractor to USGS GIS vegetation mapping team) National Park Service vegetation sampling, classification 2009
Mid-Atlantic Region National Parks: Appomattox, Booker T. Washington, Colonial, Fredericksburg-Spotsylvania, George Washington Birthplace, Petersburg, Richmond
National Park Service vegetation inventory, sampling, classification, and mapping 2008
Shenandoah National Park, Rock Outcrop Management Plan (ROMP) National Park Service multidisciplinary inventory, classification, development of management plans 2007
Ecological communities of the Potomac Gorge in Virginia
National Park Service vegetation inventory, sampling, and classification 2007
Stumpy Lake Property, Cities of Chesapeake and Virginia Beach City of Virginia Beach multidisciplinary inventory 2005
Shenandoah National Park, (subcontractor to USGS GIS vegetation mapping team)
National Park Service vegetation inventory, sampling, classification, map accuracy assessment 2005
Blue Ridge Parkway (Virginia portion)
NatureServe / National Park Service establishment of permanent plots, vegetation sampling 2004
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park (Virginia portion)
NatureServe / National Park Service establishment of permanent plots, vegetation sampling 2004
Ecological communities of the northern Virginia Culpeper Basin (5 counties)
Virginia Native Plant Society vegetation inventory, sampling, and classification 2004
Analysis of VA, MD, and DC plot data from the Piedmont and Inner Coastal Plain
NatureServe / National Park Service classification of regional vegetation plot data 2003
Naval Weapons Station Complex, Yorktown, York County
Department of Defense multidisciplinary inventory 2003
Forested ecological communities of Manassas National Battlefield Park, Prince William County
National Park Service vegetation inventory, sampling, classification, and mapping 2003
Westvaco Corporation land holdings in the Piedmont and Ridge and Valley provinces of Virginia
Westvaco Corp. multidisciplinary inventory 2003
Piedmont and Inner Coastal Plain Vegetation Types in Virginia
The Nature Conservancy classification of regional vegetation plot data 2002
Ecological communities of the Bull Run Mountains, Fauquier, Loudoun & Prince William Counties
Virginia Outdoors Foundation vegetation inventory, sampling, and classification 2002
Presquile and James River National Wildlife Refuges
US Fish and Wildlife Service multidisciplinary inventory 2002
Ecological communities of Jamestown Island, Colonial National Historical Park
National Park Service vegetation inventory, sampling, classification and mapping 2002
Ecological communities of the Pamunkey River drainage (four counties)
Environmental Protection Agency vegetation inventory, sampling, and classification 2001
Hydrogeomorphology and vegetation of the Mattaponi River (subcontractor)
The Nature Conservancy vegetation inventory, sampling, and classification 2001
Ecological communities of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, Virginia
US Forest Service / NatureServe classification of Forest-wide vegetation plot data 2001
Philpott Reservoir lands, Franklin, Henry & Patrick Counties
Corps of Engineers multidisciplinary inventory 2001
Dragon Run Watershed, Gloucester, King and Queen & Middlesex Counties
NOAA / VDEQ multidisciplinary inventory 2001
Ecological communities of Fort Belvoir Military Reservation, Fairfax County
Department of Defense vegetation inventory, sampling, and classification 2000
Peters Mountain area, Jefferson National Forest, Allegheny County
US Forest Service vegetation inventory, sampling, classification and mapping 2000
Fire-maintained grasslands ad woodlands at Quantico Marine Base, Fauquier, Prince Wm & Stafford Co's.
Department of Defense multidisciplinary inventory 2000
Shale barrens of the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests
US Forest Service vegetation inventory, sampling, and classification 2000
Eastern hemlock communities at Prince William Forest Park, Prince William County
National Park Service vegetation inventory, sampling, and classification 1999
John H. Kerr Reservoir lands, Charlotte, Halifax, and Mecklenburg Counties
Corps of Engineers multidisciplinary inventory 1999
Bull Run Mountains, Fauquier and Prince William Counties
Virginia Outdoors Foundation multidisciplinary inventory 1999
Piney River and Mount Pleasant area, George Washington National Forest, Nelson, Amherst & Rockbridge Counties
US Forest Service vegetation inventory, sampling, classification, and mapping 1999
Plant communities of calcareous substrates, George Washington & Jefferson National Forests
US Forest Service vegetation inventory, sampling, and classification 1999
Cheatham and Wormley Pond drainages, Colonial National Historical Park, York County
National Park Service multidisciplinary inventory 1998
Natural Areas of the City of Chesapeake
City of Chesapeake multidisciplinary inventory 1998
Wetlands of the Great Dismal Swamp, Northwest River, and North Landing River in Virginia
Environmental Protection Agency vegetation inventory, sampling, and classification 1998
Manassas National Battlefield Park, Prince William County
National Park Service multidisciplinary inventory 1998
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Accomack County
US Fish and Wildlife Service vegetation inventory and sampling 1997
Grafton Ponds, York County
Environmental Protection Agency vegetation inventory, sampling, and classification 1997
Glenwood Ranger District, Jefferson National Forest
US Forest Service vegetation inventory, sampling, classification, and mapping 1996
Wallops Flight Facility and National Wildlife Refuge, Accomack County
NASA multidisciplinary inventory 1996
Fort Story Military Reservation, City of Virginia Beach
Department of Defense multidisciplinary inventory 1996
Langley Air Force Base, City of Hampton
Department of Defense multidisciplinary inventory 1996
Laurel Fork area, Highland County, George Washington National Forest
US Forest Service vegetation inventory, sampling, classification, and mapping 1996
Fort Belvoir Military Reservation, Fairfax County
Department of Defense multidisciplinary inventory 1996
Seepage swamp community, Prince William Forest Park, Prince William County
National Park Service intensive ecological study 1996
Clinch Ranger District, Jefferson National Forest
US Forest Service multidisciplinary inventory 1996
Polecat Creek Watershed, Caroline County
NOAA / VDEQ multidisciplinary inventory 1995
Appalachian Trail Corridor in VA
Appalachian Trail Conference and others multidisciplinary inventory 1994
Forest vegetation of Ramsey's Draft & Little Laurel Run RNAs, George Washington National Forest
US Forest Service establishment of permanent monitoring plots 1994
Fort Lee Military Reservation, Prince George County
Department of Defense multidisciplinary inventory 1994
Fort Pickett Military Reservation, Brunswick, Dinwiddie & Nottoway Counties
Department of Defense multidisciplinary inventory 1994
Fort A.P. Hill Military Reservation, Caroline County
Department of Defense multidisciplinary inventory 1994
Natural Areas of the City of Virginia Beach
NOAA / VDEQ multidisciplinary inventory 1994
Ecological land types of the James River Face Wilderness, Jefferson National Forest
US Forest Service ecological land unit mapping 1993
Shenandoah National Park
National Park Service multidisciplinary inventory 1993
Humpback Rocks area, Blue Ridge Parkway, Augusta & Nelson Counties
National Park Service multidisciplinary inventory 1993
Natural Areas in Northampton and Accomack Counties
NOAA / VDEQ multidisciplinary inventory 1992
Natural Areas of the Chowan watershed in southeastern VA
Environmental Protection Agency multidisciplinary inventory 1992
Natural Areas of the Lower Peninsula, James City & York Counties
James City Co.; York Co.; City of Williamsburg multidisciplinary inventory 1991
Seashore state Park and Natural Area, City of Virginia Beach
VA DCR multidisciplinary inventory 1990
Natural Areas of Loudoun County
Loudoun County, VA multidisciplinary inventory 1990