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Visit the NVC Booth!

Posted by on Aug 2, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Panel members have organized a booth where participants in this year’s ESA Annual Meeting can learn more about the US National Vegetation Classification.  Please visit our booth in the Exhibit Hall to get involved and view demonstrations of how the classification can be applied.

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Upcoming Workshop: Vegetation Databases and the Development of the National Vegetation Classification

Posted by on Jul 19, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Panel Member Dave Roberts has organized a workshop on the NVC and Vegetation Databases at this year’s ESA meeting in Minneapolis, MN.  The workshop will be held on Sunday, August 4, 2013: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM.  The registration fee is $25, and workshop participants should meet at the convention center at 7:15 am. Co-organizers include: Daniel S. Wovcha , Norman E. Aaseng , Michael Lee , Tom Philippi and Scott R. Abella The official workshop description is below, and there is still space available!  We hope to see you there….. The National Vegetation Classification (NVC) is an...

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NVC Peer Review Process Testing Project has begun

Posted by on Dec 18, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) has a new agreement with the US Geological Survey to support a pilot project in which regional vegetation data will be analyzed to develop a proposal for new types to be inducted into the US National Vegetation Classification (USNVC); this pilot will develop a peer review process that can be used for future proposed changes to the USNVC.  Several members of the ESA Panel on Vegetation Classification will to working on this project, including Dr. Robert Peet at UNC-Chapel Hill and Don Faber-Langendoen at NatureServe. This pilot project will involve...

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Panel Activities at the ESA Portland Meeting

Posted by on Aug 24, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

The ESA Panel was very active at the ESA meeting in Portland, OR (August 5-10, 2012).  Below are some links to the various activities and sessions that the Vegetation Classification Panel organized, including a workshop, field trip, symposium, and exhibit hall booth: WK 4 – Vegetation Sample Allocation: A Half-Day Overview This workshop addressed different techniques of sample allocation and covered the process and strategy for implementing a vegetation sampling strategy using the National Vegetation Classification.  FT 5 – Allocating Vegetation Sample Plots: A Demonstration of...

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USNVC Midcareer Managers Workshop a Success

Posted by on Mar 30, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Members of the ESA Vegetation Classification Panel conducted a one-day workshop on the US National Vegetation Classification (NVC) on March 20th at the Denver Federal Center.  The workshop was aimed at midcareer federal agency managers and provided an open forum for participants to discuss the NVC’s uses and challenges.  Panel members were also able to present case studies demonstrating how the NVC can help a variety of federal agencies meet their business needs.  The thirty-five attendees represented a variety of agencies and groups, including: the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), US Forest...

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