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The habitat guides are organized first by upland or wetland systems, and then by alphabetically by macro-group and habitat name. Click on the macrogroup to see all the habitats that fall under that macrog​roup.  The structure is as follows:

Boreal Upland Forests
Central Oak-Pine ​​
Central Oak-Pine/Longleaf Pine
Cliff & Talus
Coastal Grassland & Shrubland
Glade, Barren and Savanna
Northern Hardwood & Conifer
Outcrop & Summit Scrub​
Rocky Coast​
Southern Oak-Pine​
Central Hardwood Swamp
Coastal Plain Peatland
Coastal Plain Swamp​
Emergent Marsh
Large River Floodplain​
Northern Peatland​
Northern Swamp​
Southern Bottomland Forest
Tidal Marsh​
Wet Meadow / Shrub Marsh

For a crosswalk between macrogroups and their habitats, please download this table (xls).

The terrestrial habitat guides are a companion to the Northeast Terrestrial Habitat Map​. They provide users with a compact fact sheet describing each of the mapped habitats, and providing information on the ecology and conservation status of the habitat, including:

  • Map of the regional distribution
  • Photos of example habitats
  • Description, ecological setting, and similar habitat types
  • State distribution and acres conserved
  • Crosswalks to state classification and state wildlife action plans
  • Places to visit this habitat
  • Associated wildlife and plants, and species of concern
  • Distribution of patch sizes
  • Age class distribution
  • Predicted loss to development
  • Fragmentation/connectivity index

An illustrated, more detailed view of how the guides are organized can be found in the full report. 

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