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USNVC at the IAVS Annual Meeting, July 2018

Posted by on May 10, 2018 in Events, News | Comments Off on USNVC at the IAVS Annual Meeting, July 2018

The USNVC and Veg Panel will be well-represented at this year’s Annual Symposium for the International Association for Vegetation Science, which will be taking place from July 22nd to 27th in Bozeman, MT. Panel members have organized a special session dedicated to the USNVC. The session will feature presentations by twelve scientists who have been active in developing or implementing USNVC. These presentations will highlight the benefits of using the NVC for applied conservation, as well as offering perspectives on the future of the...

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Panel Meeting, Spring 2018

Posted by on May 10, 2018 in Events, News | Comments Off on Panel Meeting, Spring 2018

On April 5th, members of the Vegetation Panel gathered in Fort Collins, CO for the annual Spring meeting. Over the course of a very busy day, Panel members discussed the role of the Veg Panel in further refinement and implementation of the USNVC, as well as developing plans for increasing USNVC outreach and partnerships. In addition to the usual Panel members, the meeting was attended by participants from the National Park Service, US Forest Service, US Geological Survey, and NatureServe.

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Western Regional Editors’ Meeting, Spring 2018

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Western Regional Editors’ Meeting, Spring 2018

In April, Regional Editors met in Fort Collins, CO, to review and refine western vegetation associations.

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USNVC at the ESA Annual Meeting 2017

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USNVC at the ESA Annual Meeting 2017

The USNVC was well-represented at the ESA 2017 Annual Meeting. Posters available online now!

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NVC Data Management Meeting

Posted by on Nov 4, 2015 in Events, News | Comments Off on NVC Data Management Meeting

On October 29th and 30th, 2015, representatives of the ESA Panel met with members of other NVC Partner Organizations in Chapel Hill, NC to discuss an overall strategy for data management of the US National Vegetation Classification.  The main objectives of the meeting were to: 1) Review and agree to all of the identified components that comprise the NVC Standard and Classification System; 2) Identify all potential options (from potential retirement to funding additional capacity and intermediate options for each) for management of each component that will allow the NVC to move forward; 3) Identify advantages and disadvantages to each option and any potential unintended consequences for each option for each component; and 4) Review the advantages and disadvantages to having all components hosted by one facility. The meeting resulted in a comprehensive list of options for moving forward with various data components of the NVC, including the NVC Proceedings and peer review tools, content management database, and VegBank, the online vegetation plot database of the ESA Panel on Vegetation...

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SRM Conference: Classification Field Trip in Sacramento, CA

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015 in Events, News | Comments Off on SRM Conference: Classification Field Trip in Sacramento, CA

On Wednesday, February 4, 2015, Panel Members Todd Keeler-Wolf and Alexa McKerrow hosted an all day field trip at the Society for Range Management’s  2015 Annual Meeting in Sacramento, CA. The field trip was called “Introduction to the National Vegetation Classification, and its Value for Range Management.” The demonstrated the way vegetation is classified and focused on several different kinds of rangeland in the Sacramento Valley and adjacent foothills of the Sierra Nevada. They visited working landscapes and ecological reserves. These served as a backdrop for a discussion of the terminology of the NVC and discussed real world applications to range management in the Mediterranean ecosystems of California. The field trip emphasized the value of the standard definitions as they apply to detecting status and trends of rangeland conditions....

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