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Vegetation-related Resources

The Manual of California Vegetation Online provides the updated, standardized classification for the state in a searchable database, along with photos of each alliance and explanatory chapters from the Manual:
link opens in new windowhttp://vegetation.cnps.org/

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) National Vegetation Classification Standard:
link opens in new windowhttp://www.fgdc.gov/standards/projects/FGDC-standards-projects/vegetation/index_html

Ecological Society of America Panel on Vegetation Classification:
link opens in new windowhttp://www.esa.org/vegweb2/

The VegBank database of the Ecological Society of America:
link opens in new windowhttp://vegbank.org

The California Native Plant Society Vegetation Program website:
link opens in new windowhttp://cnps.org/cnps/vegetation/

The Fire Effects Information system, with plant-related links:
link opens in new windowhttp://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/AboutFEIS/about.html

The USGS tree species distribution maps of the USA:
link opens in new windowhttp://esp.cr.usgs.gov/data/atlas/little/

The CAL FIRE Fire and Resource Assessment Program website:
link opens in new windowhttp://frap.fire.ca.gov/

The USFS Remote Sensing Lab, Ecosystem Planning website:
link opens in new windowhttp://www.fs.fed.us/r5/rsl/

The NatureServe Explorer:
link opens in new windowhttp://www.natureserve.org/explorer/servlet/NatureServe?init=Ecol

NPS Vegetation Inventory Products:
link opens in new windowhttp://science.nature.nps.gov/im/inventory/veg/products.cfm