The CNPS Vegetation Program is an ongoing partner in vegetation mapping and classification reporting. Please select from the options below to access CNPS and partner reports.

Rare Plant Community Reports

Place-Based Reports

Warm Deserts

2007 – NECO Vegetation Survey & Classification 

Colorado, Mojave, Sonoran

2021 California Vegetation Map in Support of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan
includes Jawbone North, Flat-Tailed Horned Lizard, Salton Sea North, and Salton Sea South subareas supported by the Bureau of Land Management

2020 California Vegetation Map in Support of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan
includes Picacho, Owens Valley, and Jawbone South subareas supported by the Bureau of Land Management

California Vegetation Map in Support of the DRECP -2014-2016 Additions
includes subareas 4, 5 and 6 supported by the California Energy Commission and CA Department of Fish & Wildlife

2013 California Desert Vegetation Map and Accuracy Assessment in Support of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan
includes subareas 1, 2, and 3 supported by the California Energy Commission and CA Department of Fish & Wildlife

2020 Mojave Desert Network Vegetation Classification report
includes a link to the main classification report for Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Castle Mountain National Monument, Mojave National Preserve, and Death Valley National Park; plus report volumes for the Field Keys, Vegetation Alliance descriptions, and Association descriptions supported by the National Park Service

Partner Reports

US National Vegetation Classification

Additional Partner Resources

US Forest Service Classification and Mapping
The Pacific Southwest Region’s (R5) Vegetation Ecology program consists of three components: Inventory, Classification and Mapping. This cooperative mapping and resource assessment program employs the CALVEG system.

CalFire
Fire and Resource Assessment Program
A program within the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection including information and spatial data on environmental indicators, fire threat, watersheds, forests and rangelands.

Historic California Vegetation Mapping
The Weislander Vegetation Type Mapping project provides a snapshot of California’s vegetation in the early 20th century. This website allows you to view and download historic vegetation maps, surveys, and photographs taken in the 1920’s and 1930’s for almost half of California.

National Park Service Vegetation Mapping Inventory
The National Park Service develops local vegetation classifications, vegetation maps, and a standard suite of associated products for more than 250 national parklands covering more than 30 million acres in 49 states, plus for U.S. island parks.