Ecological Site Descriptions

Ecological Site Descriptions (ESD) are reports that describe the:
  • Biophysical properties of ecological sites
  • Vegetation and surface soil properties of reference conditions that represent either
    a) Pre-European vegetation and historical range of variation (in the United States)
    b) Proper functioning condition or potential natural vegetation
  • State & Transition model graphics and text
  • Ecosystem services provided by the ecological site and other interpretations