Canadian National Vegetation Classification (CNVC)

Welcome to the website of the Canadian National Vegetation Classification (CNVC). The mandate of the CNVC is to comprehensively classify and describe natural and semi-natural Canadian vegetation in an ecologically meaningful manner. The classification will ultimately be a hierarchical taxonomy of vegetation conditions at different levels of generalization. Work is ongoing, and updates are made to the site as portions of the classification are confirmed. Parts of the site are under construction and new material is constantly being developed.

This site contains all materials produced by the CNVC partnership, including:

1) background documentation on the project, its governance, and the CNVC partnership;

2) description of the classification structure and CNVC standards of methodology, data, and analysis;

3) names of all confirmed classified elements (to date) and factsheets (in PDF format) that have been completed (see Search the Classification). The classified elements are searchable on multiple criteria.