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USNVC_Regional Editors_around the table in the Educational Building at Rice Rivers Center

USNVC Eastern Regional Editors meeting: Appalachian and Coastal Plain Forests

March 16, 2020

On March 10-12 2020, a regional peer-review meeting was held at the VCU Rice Rivers Center, where regional editors and ecologists met to discuss proposed revisions to Appalachian Forests and Mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain Forest classification units. A small group of United States National Vegetation Classification (USNVC) ecologists from state Heritage Programs (New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, North Carolina and Virginia) as well Region Editors, Senior Ecology NatureServe staff, and ecologists from academia participated in this two-day, three-night retreat at Rice Rivers Center. Revisions to these forest types will be posted in future releases of the USNVC and NatureServe’s International Vegetation Classification

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