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The Community Ecology Field Guide offers descriptions and related information about some of Montana Natural Communities. The list of commuities available via this guide will grow as the information becomes available. Use the options below to access the field guide information either by physognomic class or alphabetical list. You may also want to view the 2002 List of Ecological Communities for Montana as a PDF file.

SELECT by a Physognomic Class

and then view the class list by either Latin Name or Common Name.

  • Forest
  • Woodland
  • Shrubland
  • Dwarf Shrubland
  • Herbaceous Vegetation
  • Sparse Vegetation
  • Nonvascular

Or VIEW the Entire Community List (for which we have descriptions)

alphabetically by either Latin Name or Common Name.