California Department of Fish and Wildlife

VegCAMP Links


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Department of Fish & Wildlife
Biogeographic Data Branch

Physical Address:
1700 9th Street, 4th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95811

Mailing Address:
1416 9th Street, Suite 1266
Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 322-2493 • Email BDB

Vegetation-related Links

The Manual of California Vegetation Online provides the updated, standardized classification for the state in a searchable database, along with photos of each alliance and explanatory chapters from the Manual:

The Vegetation MOU Committee website:

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) National Vegetation Classification Standard:

Ecological Society of America Panel on Vegetation Classification:

The VegBank database of the Ecological Society of America:

The California Native Plant Society Vegetation Program website:

The Fire Effects Information system, with plant-related links:

The USGS tree species distribution maps of the USA:

The Fire and Resource Assessment Program website:

The USFS Remote Sensing Lab, Ecosystem Planning website:

NatureServe Ecology Data website:
also see:

The NatureServe Ecological Communities website:

The USGS – NPS Vegetation Mapping Program website: