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Additional Characteristics

Species of High Conservation Concern
A list of species with fidelity to the association that have known conservation significance (e.g., known rare species, endemic species, etc.). Species whose significance is based on an external assessment (e.g., COSEWIC listed species, or species with S- or G-rankings indicating they are not secure), are noted in square brackets. This list could include wildlife species with conservation significance for which the association is known to constitute critical habitat.

Non-native Species
A list of non-native species (including invasive species) with fidelity to the association.

Management Issues
A list of considerations relating to management of the association, including known invasive species, restoration requirements / activities, habitat-related management considerations, etc.


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Type Statistics

Internal Similarity: Statistic that indicates internal variability / similarity within the association / subassociations. Not yet developed.

Strength: Statistic that indicates variability / similarity between the association and similar CNVC associations. Not yet developed.

Confidence: An estimation of the confidence of the classification. It is determined by experts within the bioregional review teams that confirm the association / subassociations.

Confidence classes and their definitions
high: classification of the association is based on quantitative analysis of plot data that represents the geographic distribution and habitat range of the vegetation type. Plots that form the basis of closely related types have been compared.

medium: the classification of the association is lacking in either geographic scope or degree of quantitative characterization and subsequent comparison with related types, or plot data are published only as a comprehensive summary (floristic) table.
low: the classification of the association is based on plot data that are incomplete; or, based on informal analysis, anecdotal information, or community descriptions that are not accompanied by plot data, or if so, only in an incomplete summary (floristic) table such as only reporting dominant or characteristic species of a type.
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Related Concepts

Similar CNVC Associations: A list of CNVC associations that share similar floristic characteristics to the association described in the factsheet.

Related United States National Vegetation Classification Associations: A list of names and codes of USNVC associations that are conceptually related to the CNVC association described in the factsheet.

Relationships with Other Classifications: A list of units in other published classifications that are conceptually related to the association, not including the provincial antecedent classification units listed on the Distribution page.

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Details about the relationships between similar CNVC associations, additional information on species nomenclature including sub-taxa, and background information that provides insight and improves understanding of the association.
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Source Information

Information Sources: A list of source databases, with the number of plots from each that are incorporated in the association description. When available, links are provided to sources of original data in the Classification References subsection. Other information sources may also be listed here or in the Classification References subsection.

Concept Authors: Authors of the association and its subassociations as CNVC types, including members of the analysis team and the bioregional peer review panel.

Description Authors: Authors of the current version of the factsheet.

Date of Concept: Date of confirmation of the association and its subassociations by the bioregional peer review panel.

Date of Description: The date the factsheet was written. Note the date in the footer is the date the factsheet was printed to downloadable pdf format.