Here are the ways you can get involved with the National Vegetation Classification. Many of these opportunities are in partnership with the Ecological Society of America (ESA), a key partner in the classification effort. At the state level, opportunities exist through involvement with key state partners, working in collaboration with NatureServe and its network of natural heritage programs. At the federal level, opportunities exist through involvement with key agency partners, including USFS, USGS, BLM, NPS and others.
- Encourage your agency to participate in the Federal Geographic Data Committee – Vegetation Subcommittee.
- Attend a NVC related workshop, poster or session at the ESA annual meeting.
- Present your vegetation analyses at the ESA annual meeting.
- Join the ESA Panel on Vegetation Classification Meeting at the annual meeting.
- Become a ESA Vegetation Panel Member member.
- Propose new types to the National Vegetation Classification.
- Become a peer reviewer for the NVC.
- Contribute data to VegBank.
- Get involved with state partners, including state Natural Heritage Programs, to improve the classification or data within your state.
For more information on how to do any of the above, please contact:
NatureServe – Ecology
Conservation Science Department
4600 N Fairfax Drive, 7th Floor
Arlington, VA 22203
NVC – Implementation Manager
USGS Core Science, Analytics, Synthesis & Libraries
Raleigh, NC 27695-7617
ESA – Panel on Vegetation Classification Manager
Ecological Society of America
1990 M Street, NW Suite 700
Washington DC 20036