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1 PISGAH STATE PARK ECOLOGICAL COMMUNITIES AND SYSTEMS Jeffry N. Littleton Moosewood Ecological

2 3 natural community systems 2 exemplary systems 24 known natural communities 9 upland communities 15 wetland communities Potential additional natural communities 3 known rare plants 2 locally significant communities 28,000 acres of unfragmented forest w/ embedded wetlands

3 Hemlock-Beech-Oak-Pine Forest System (light green) Lowland Spruce-Fir Forest System (dark green)

4 Hemlock-Beech-Oak-Pine Forest System (light green) Lowland Spruce-Fir Forest System (dark green) Old-growth Patches (red)

5 Hemlock-Beech-Oak-Pine Forest System (light green) Lowland Spruce-Fir Forest System (dark green) Old-growth Patches (red) Rich Mesic Forest (brown circle)

6 Hemlock-Beech-Oak-Pine Forest System (light green) Lowland Spruce-Fir Forest System (dark green) Old-growth Patches (red) Rich Mesic Forest (brown circle) Exemplary Forest System (orange hatches)

7 Marsh-Shrub Swamps (green) Peatlands (red) Kilburn Pond, Pisgah Reservoir, and Forested Swamps (turquoise)

8 Marsh-Shrub Swamps (green) Peatlands (red) Kilburn Pond, Pisgah Reservoir, and Forested Swamps (turquoise) Exemplary Marsh-Shrub Swamp System (light purple hatches)

9 Marsh-Shrub Swamps (green) Peatlands (red) Kilburn Pond, Pisgah Reservoir, and Forested Swamps (turquoise) Exemplary Marsh-Shrub Swamp System (light purple hatches) Black Gum Swamps (red dots)

10 Marsh-Shrub Swamps (green) Peatlands (red) Kilburn Pond, Pisgah Reservoir, and Forested Swamps (turquoise) Exemplary Marsh-Shrub Swamp System (light purple hatches) Black Gum Swamps (red dots) Red Maple-Black Ash- Saxifrage Seepage Swamp (orange dots)

11 Marsh-Shrub Swamps (green) Peatlands (red) Kilburn Pond, Pisgah Reservoir, and Forested Swamps (turquoise) Exemplary Marsh-Shrub Swamp System (light purple hatches) Black Gum Swamps (red dots) Red Maple-Black Ash- Saxifrage Seepage Swamp (orange dots) Vernal Pools (blue dots)

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16 Source Documents AVEO Citizen science invasive species survey point location data. Bowman, P.J Ecological Inventory of Pisgah State Park. New Hampshire Natural Heritage Bureau, Concord, NH. Brant, J A Survey of Remnant Old-growth Patches in Pisgah State Park. Dexter, T Vernal pool survey point location data. New Hampshire Fish and Game Department New Hampshire Wildlife Action Plan. Concord, New Hampshire. Sperduto, D.D Natural Community Systems of New Hampshire. New Hampshire Natural Heritage Bureau, Concord, NH. Sperduto, D.D. and W.F. Nichols Natural Communities of New Hampshire. New Hampshire Natural Heritage Bureau, Concord, NH. Pub. UNH Cooperative Extension, Durham, NH. Wessels, T Personal communications regarding old growth forest patches.


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