Vegbank - Carolina Vegetation Survey

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7 September 2016
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The Carolina Vegetation Survey (CVS) is a collaborative, multi-institutional research program designed to document the composition and status of the natural vegetation of the Carolinas for purposes of inventory, monitoring of environmental impacts, and assessment of conservation status. The Survey consists of a core group of scientists representing UNC at Chapel Hill, NC State Univ., Clemson Univ., Western Carolina Univ., The Citadel, The NC Botanical Garden, The NC Natural Heritage Program, The Nature Conservancy, NatureServe, and the Plant Protection Program of the NC Dept. Agriculture. The survey sponsors annual "pulse" events where the core scientists and volunteer botanists from across the region study a portion of North Carolina intensively for a 10-day period. Data collection methods are standardized and are now widely employed across the Southeast. Data collected by the survey are archived in standard format and are available to government agencies and conservation organization upon request.


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Michael Lee
  • Originator
Database Administrator, Programmer
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
UNC Department of Biology, 409 Coker Hall, CB #3280, 120 South Road
27599 Chapel Hill
North Carolina
+1 (919) 962-6934
Elizabeth Sellers
  • Metadata Provider
Technical Information Specialist - Biology
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Mailstop 302
20192 Reston
+1 (703) 648 4385
Robert K. Peet
  • Point Of Contact
Carolina Vegetation Survey; VegBank, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
UNC Department of Biology, 413 Coker Hall, CB #3280, 120 South Road
27599 Chapel Hill
North Carolina
+1 (919) 962-6942

Geographic Coverage

Bounding box provided is not exact.

Bounding Coordinates South West [31.83, -83.21], North East [36.64, -75.34]

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