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1

What is the ecosite ALO?

ALO = Open Alvar.

This is characterized by:
- Lvl areas of exposed limestone with vegetation growing in cracks
- Tree cover <50%
-Maintained by extreme environmental conditions and not due to anthropogenic effects.

2

What is the ecosite TPO?

TPO = Tall grass Prairie

This is characterized by:
- tree cover <25%
- not maintained by cultural influences (maintained by drought, periodic fire.)
-Continuous cover of tallgrass prairie species

3

What is the ecosite FOD?

FOD = Deciduous Forest

This is characterized by:
- natural growth
- tree cover >60%
- deciduous trees make up > 75% of total tree canopy

4

What is the ecosite FOC?

FOC = Coniferous Forest

This is characterized by:
- natural growth
- tree cover >60%
- Coniferous trees make up >75% of total tree canopy

5

What is the ecosite FOM?

FOM = Mixed Forest

This is characterized by:
- natural growth
- tree cover >60%
- A mixture of deciduous trees and coniferous trees, both with >25% of the total canopy cover

6

What is the ecosite CUT?

CUT = Cultural Thicket

This is characterized by:
- tree cover <=25%
- originating from or maintained by cultural influences
- often have many introduced species
- cover of shrub species >25%

7

What is the ecosite CUM?

CUM = Cultural Meadow

This is characterized by:
- tree cover <=25%
- originating from or maintained by cultural influences
-often have many introduced species
- cover of shrub species <=25%

8

What is the ecosite CUW?

CUW = Cultural Woodland

This is characterized by:
- Tree cover 36-60%
- originating or maintained by cultural influences

9

What is the ecosite CUP?

CUP = Cultural Plantation

This is characterized by:
- tree cover >60%
-Trees dominating canopy are planted