How many different kinds of natural communities are there? How do you define and identify them? Our system of Terrestrial Natural Communities is an incredibly valuable tool for answering these questions and more.
With the incredible diversity of plants and animals in our state and all the types of habitats they require, how do conservation organizations decide which landscapes to focus on? Browse this section to learn how biologists categorize natural communities on both land and water and what actions are being taken to conserve these habitats and the plants and animals that depend on them.