Goals of the CNVC Project

The goals of the Canadian National Vegetation Classification project are to:

  1. Develop standardized vegetation classification units for Canada;
  2. Classify Canadian vegetation at various taxonomic levels of generalization;
  3. Provide a standardized taxonomic nomenclature for Canadian vegetation units;
  4. Provide descriptions of Canadian vegetation units in a publicly accessible manner;
  5. Engage Canadian partners with relevant expertise, data and jurisdictional authority in order to complete the classification with the greatest degree of national consensus;
  6. Coordinate classification standards and correlate CNVC classification units with Canadian provincial, territorial and regional classifications, as well as with the United States National Vegetation Classification (USNVC); and
  7. Communicate to a wide audience of potential users the need for, and utility of, a standardized national classification of vegetation types for Canada.