NHESP Natural Communities

Dichotomous Key

Terrestrial, Palustrine, Estuarine

 

Terrestrial:
Black Oak - Scarlet Oak Woodland
Chestnut Oak Forest/Woodland
Coastal Forest/Woodland
Cultural Grassland 
Dry, Rich Oak Forest/Woodland
Forest Seep Community 
Hemlock Forest
Maritime Beach Strand Community 
Maritime Dune Community
Maritime Erosional Cliff Community
Maritime Forest/Woodland
Maritime Juniper Woodland/Shrubland 
Maritime Pitch Pine Woodland on Dunes 
Maritime Rock Cliff Community 
Maritime Shrubland
Mixed Oak Forest/Woodland 
Northern Hardwoods - Hemlock - White Pine Forest 
Oak - Hemlock - White Pine Forest 
Oak - Hickory Forest
Pitch Pine - Oak Forest/Woodland
Pitch Pine - Scrub Oak Community
Red Oak - Sugar Maple Transition Forest
Sandplain Grassland 
Sandplain Heathland 
Sandplain Heathland - Inland Variant
Scrub Oak Shrubland
Successional White Pine Forest
Sugar Maple - Oak - Hickory Forest
White Pine - Oak Forest 
Palustrine:
Acidic Graminoid Fen

Acidic Pondshore/Lakeshore Community

Acidic Pondshore/Lakeshore Community
Acidic Shrub Fen
Alluvial Atlantic White Cedar Swamp 
Alluvial Red Maple Swamp 
Atlantic White Cedar Bog 
Coastal Atlantic White Cedar Swamp 
Coastal Plain Pondshore Community 
Deep Emergent Marsh 
Highbush Blueberry Thicket 
Interdunal Marsh/Swale
Kettlehole Level Bog 
Kettlehole Wet Meadow
Level Bog 
Low-energy Riverbank Community 
Red Maple - Black Gum Swamp
Red Maple Swamp 
Sea-level Fen 
Shallow Emergent Marsh 
Shrub Swamp 
Small-river Floodplain Forest
Wet Meadow 
Estuarine:
Brackish Tidal Marsh 
Coastal Salt Pond Community 
Fresh/Brackish Tidal Shrubland
Fresh/Brackish Tidal Swamp 
Freshwater Tidal Marsh 
Marine Intertidal Rocky Shore Community
Salt Marsh 
Seagrass Community