natural community

A ‘community’ of native plants that recurs in the landscape with similar species composition and physical structure. Natural communities tend to share characteristic environmental features such as bedrock geology, soil type, and topographic position. They have similar climate, means of energy nutrient cycling, and water cycling. Each supports certain kinds of wildlife. Ministry of Forests and Range. 2008. Glossary of Forestry Terms in British Columbia, March 2008.

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