Natural Communities-The Basics

Natural Communities 101 -- the first stop in understanding what natural communities are and why they are important

Identifying Natural Communities -- guidance to identify natural communities in the field -- which can be tricky

Communities in Parks --Arlington County -- mapping of natural communities in some Arlington County parks

Species Abundance -- the framework for simplifying natural community science, and all of the details of how the data was manipulated to populate the framework

Ecological Restoration Using Natural Communities -- guidance on how to apply the research to real decisions that need to be taken in restoration efforts

Is it Worth the Effort to Adopt a Natural Community Approach? -- an early assessment we did to see whether this approach could yield different outcomes than other more traditional models to decide plants to add

How to Use the data? -- A suggested methodology to use the frameworks to create recommendations