Natural Communities

Natural Community Guide

A detailed guide to the standard classification system of 81 natural communities developed by the Florida Natural Areas Inventory and used by several state agencies. Includes community descriptions, species lists, synonyms, and cross-walks to other classification systems. This is the 2010 edition of the Guide.

Reference Sites

Reference sites represent the highest quality examples of natural communities in the state. FNAI has identified 44 reference sites for ten natural community types for which we developed detailed descriptions and quantitative characterizations.

Florida Longleaf Pine Ecosystem Geodatabase

FNAI has partnered with the Florida Forest Service to develop a spatial database that will serve as the central repository for data on the distribution and ecological condition of longleaf pine ecosystems in Florida.