DUMMERSTON CONSERVATION COMMISSION
Dummerston, Vermont
About: Natural Communities

    The following natural communities can be found in Dummerston.

    Upland Natural Communities

    Northern Hardwood Forest Formation: Forests of Widespread Distribution in Vermont's Moderate Climate Areas
    1. Northern Hardwood Forest
    a. Variant:  Beech-Red Maple-Hemlock
    b. Variant:  Sugar Maple-White Ash-Jack-in-the-pulpit
    c. Variant:  White Pine-Northern Hardwood Forest
    2. Rich Northern Hardwood Forest
    3. Mesic Red Oak-Northern Hardwood Forest
    4. Hemlock Forest
    5. Hemlock-Northern Hardwood Forest
    a. Variant:  Hemlock-White Pine-Northern Hardwood Forest

    Oak-Pine-Northern Hardwood Forest Formation: Forests of Vermont's Warmer Climate Areas
    6. Red Pine Forest or Woodland
    7. Pitch Pine-Oak-Heath Rocky Summit
    8. Dry Oak Forest
    9. Dry Oak-Hickory-Hophornbeam Forest
    10. White Pine-Red Oak-Black Oak Forest
    11. Transition Hardwood Talus Woodland

    Open Upland Communities

    Upland Shores
    12. Riverside Outcrop

    Outcrops and Upland Meadows
    13. Temperate Acidic Outcrop

    Cliffs and Talus
    14. Temperate Acidic Cliff
    15. Open Talus


    Wetland Natural Communities

    FORESTED WETLANDS
    Floodplain Forests
    16. Silver Maple-Ostrich Fern Riverine Floodplain Forest
    17. Sugar Maple-Ostrich Fern Riverine Floodplain Forest

    Hardwood Swamps
    18. Red Maple-Black Ash Swamp


    Softwood Swamps
    18. Hemlock Swamp
    a) Variant:  Hemlock-Hardwood Swamp

    Seeps and Vernal Pools
    19. Seep
    20. Vernal Pool

    OPEN AND SHRUB WETLANDS

    Marshes and Sedge Meadows
    21. Shallow Emergent Marsh
    22. Cattail Marsh


    Wet Shores
    23. River Mud Shore
    24. River Sand or Gravel Shore
    25. River Cobble Shore
    26. Rivershore Grassland

    Shrub Swamps
    27. Alluvial Shrub Swamp
    28. Alder Swamp