Natural Areas and Parks with Lakes, Wetlands, Estuaries
Dataset representing vegetation mapping performed by the U.S. Forest Service for the South Coast region of California. This dataset, commonly referred to as CALVEG, provides comprehensive spatial and tabular data for existing vegetation. Map attributes consist of vegetation types using the CALVEG classification system and forest structural characteristics such as tree and shrub canopy cover and tree stem diameters. Two vegetation classifications are referenced within CALVEG, “vegetation alliances,” the most detailed classification thatemphasizes species composition, and “wildlife habitat relationships” (WHR), which emphasizes vegetation structure characteristics.