New U.S. Vegetation Classification and Information Standard (xpost from ECO-TECH) (fwd)

Peter Rauch anamaria at GRINNELL.BERKELEY.EDU
Thu Oct 23 10:28:53 CDT 1997

Please excuse this cross-posting. Peter
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Date: Thu, 23 Oct 1997 09:27:11 +0600
From: "J.L. Waldon" <fwiexchg at VT.EDU>
Reply-To: FWIM-L  Discussion List <FWIM-L at>
Subject: New U.S. Vegetation Classification and Information Standard              (xpost from ECO-TECH)

>Yesterday, 22 October 97, U.S. Sec. of Interior, Bruce Babbitt, approved
>the Federal Geographic Data Committee's (FGCC) Vegetation Information and
>Classification Standard after being endorsed by the FGDC Steering
>Committee.  This will now be the standard vegetation classificaiton system
>for use by U.S. Federal Agencies and their cooperators.
>The standard has been under development since 1992 and has undergone public
>reviews. It may be viewed at <>   The final
>format of the standard will change slightly from what is presented at this
>site when it is officially published, but the content is essentially the same.
>In addition to the public review, the FGDC vegetation standard was closely
>coordinates with the development of the FAO Land Cover Classificaiton
>System (see
><> to
>provide international links and to work towards the development of a truly
>global vegetation and land cover classification system.
>For information on the development of other U.S. geospatial standards, see
>the FGDC home page at <>
>Please share as appropriate. Thanks, Gyde
>H. Gyde Lund
>European Forest Institute
>Torikatu 34
>FIN 80100 Joensuu, Finland
>Tel: 358 13 252 0241
>Fax: 358 13 124 393
>Email: gyde.lund at
>Web Site:

Jeff Waldon, Project Leader
Fish and Wildlife Information Exchange
Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, Virginia Tech
203 W. Roanoke St.
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(540) 231-7348 voice, (540) 231-7019 fax, fwiexchg at email   World Wide Web

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