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FSVeg Common Stand Exam
User Guide
Region 5 Appendices


Version: 2.12.6
March 2015


Table of Contents

FSVeg Common Stand Exam
User Guide
Region 5 Appendices 1


Appendix A: Administrative and Proclaimed Forest Codes 3

Appendix B: District Codes 4

Appendix C: State Codes 8

Appendix D: County Codes 8

Appendix E: Existing Vegetation References & Codes 11

Calveg Descriptions 21

Central Coast and Montane Ecological Province 21

Conifer Forest/Woodland 21

RW Redwood Series 21

DF Pacific Douglas-Fir Series 21

DM Big Cone Douglas-Fir Series 21

KP Knobcone Pine Series 22

PP Ponderosa Pine Series 22

PM Bishop Pine Series 22

PR Monterey Pine Series 22

PC Coulter Pine Series 22

MZ Santa Cruz Cypress Series 22

MG Gowen Cypress Series 23

MM Monterey Cypress Series 23

MS Sargent Cypress Series 23

AB Santa Lucia Fir Series 23

MF Mixed Conifer - Fir Series 23

PJ Pinyon - Juniper Series 23

PD Gray Pine Series 24

Hardwood Forest/Woodland 24

QT Tanoak - Madrone Series 24

QA Coast Live Oak Series 24

QC Canyon Live Oak Series 24

QK Black Oak Series 25

QW Interior Live Oak Series 25

QD Blue Oak Series 25

QL Valley Oak Series 25

QI California Buckeye Series 25

QF Fremont Cottonwood Series 26

QY Willow - Alder Series 26

QO Willow Series 26

Q1 Live Oak - Madrone Series 26

Scrub and Chaparral 27

CC Ceanothus Chaparral Series 27

CA Chamise Series 27

CX Montane Mixed Chaparral Series 27

CS Scrub Oak Series 27

CT Tucker Desert Scrub Oak Series 28

CQ Northern Mixed Chaparral Series 28

CZ Semi-Desert Chaparral Series 28

Soft Chaparral 28

SS California Sagebrush Series 28

Herbaceous 29

HG Annual Grass - Forb Series 29

HJ Wet Meadows (Grass - Sedge - Rush) Series 29

Central Valley Ecological Province 29

Hardwood Forest/Woodland 29

QD Blue Oak Series 29

QL Valley Oak Series 30

QW Interior Live Oak Series 30

QF Fremont Cottonwood Series 30

QZ Eucalyptus Series 30

Chaparral 30

CC Sierran Mixed Chaparral Series 30

Sagebrush Shrub 31

BC Saltbush Series 31

Herbaceous 31

HG Annual Grass - Forb Series 32

HM Perennial Grass Series 32

HT Cattail - Sedge Series 32

North Coast and Montane Ecological Province 32

Conifer Forest/Woodland 32

RW Redwood Series 32

RD Redwood - Douglas-Fir Series 32

DF Pacific Douglas-Fir Series 33

DT Douglas-Fir - Tanoak Series 33

DP Douglas-Fir - Pine Series 33

DQ Douglas-Fir - Canyon Live Oak Series 34

MF Mixed Conifer - Fir Series 34

WF White Fir Series 34

JP Jeffrey Pine Series 35

RF Red Fir Series 35

FP Foxtail Pine Series 36

MH Mountain Hemlock Series 36

EA Engelmann Spruce - Subalpine Fir Series 36

PO Port Orford Cedar Series 36

LP Lodgepole Pine Series 36

PB Brewer Spruce Series 37

MP Mixed Conifer - Pine Series 37

KP Knobcone Pine Series 37

PP Ponderosa Pine Series 37

MS Sargent Cypress Series 38

MN McNab Cypress Series 38

MY Pygmy (Mendocino) Cypress Series 38

MO Baker (Modoc) Cypress Series 38

GF Grand Fir Series 39

SG Sitka Spruce - Grand Fir Series 39

PM Bishop Pine Series 39

WJ Western Juniper Series 39

PD Gray Pine Series 40

DW Douglas-Fir - White Fir Series 40

MK Klamath Mixed Conifer Series 40

MU Ultramafic Mixed Conifer Series 41

SA Subalpine Conifer Series 41

WB Whitebark Pine Series 41

WW Western White Pine Series 41

EP Eastside Pine Series 42

PW Ponderosa Pine - White Fir Series 43

Hardwood Forest/Woodland 43

QR Red Alder Series 43

QT Tanoak Series 43

QA Coast Live Oak Series 44

QC Canyon Live Oak Series 44

QM Bigleaf Maple Series 44

QK California Black Oak Series 44

QX Black Cottonwood Series 45

QQ Quaking Aspen Series 45

QG Oregon White Oak Series 45

QD Blue Oak Series 45

QW Interior Live Oak Series 46

QL Valley Oak Series 46

QB California Bay Series 46

TC Tree Chinquapin Series 46

QE White Alder Series 47

QO Willow Series 47

QY Willow - Alder Series 47

TA Mountain (Thinleaf) Alder Series 47

QS Willow - Aspen Series 48

Shrubs and Chaparral 48

CV Snowbrush Series 48

CA Chamise Series 48

CH Huckleberry Oak Series 48

CQ Northern Mixed Chaparral Series 49

CJ Brewer Oak Series 49

CS Scrub Oak Series 49

CX Mixed Montane Chaparral Series 49

C1 Mixed Ultramafic Shrub Series 50

CB Salal Series 50

CM Montane Mixed Shrub Series 50

CN Pinemat Manzanita Series 50

CW Whiteleaf Manzanita Series 51

CG Greenleaf Manzanita Series 51

CL Wedgeleaf Ceanothus Series 51

BM Curlleaf Mountain Mahogany Series 51

Alpine Dwarf Scrub 51

AC Cushion Plant Series 52

Herbaceous 52

HG Annual Grass - Forb Series 52

HJ Wet Meadows (Grass - Sedge - Rush) Series 52

North Sierran Ecological Province 52

Conifer Forest/Woodland 52

MB Mixed Conifer with Giant Sequoia (Big Tree) Series) 52

MF Mixed Conifer - Fir Series 53

RF Red Fir Series 53

MH Mountain Hemlock Series 53

LP Lodgepole Pine Series 53

MP Mixed Conifer - Pine Series 54

KP Knobcone Pine Series 54

PP Ponderosa Pine Series 54

WB Whitebark Pine Series 54

SA Subalpine Conifer Series 54

JP Jeffrey Pine Series 55

WJ Western Juniper Series 55

PD Gray Pine Series 55

PJ Singleleaf Pinyon Pine Series 55

DP Douglas - Fir - Ponderosa Pine Series 55

WF White Fir Series 56

PW Ponderosa Pine -White Fir Series 56

MU Ultramafic Mixed Conifer 56

Hardwood Forest/Woodland 56

QO Willow Series 56

QT Tanoak - Madrone Series 57

QC Canyon Live Oak Series 57

QK Black Oak Series 57

QQ Quaking Aspen Series 57

QW Interior Live Oak Series 57

QD Blue Oak - Gray Pine Series 57

QL Valley Oak Series 58

QF Cottonwood Series 58

Shrubs and Chaparral 59

CV Snowbrush Series 59

CA Chamise Series 59

CH Huckleberry Oak Series 59

CX Montane Mixed Chaparral Series 59

CC Sierran Foothill Mixed Chaparral Series 59

BM Curlleaf Mountain Mahogany Series 60

CM Upper Montane Mixed Shrub Series 60

Sagebrush Shrub 60

BS Basin Sagebrush Series 60

BL Low Sagebrush Series 60

Alpine Dwarf Scrub 61

AC Cushion Plant Series 62

AX Mixed Alpine Scrub Series 62

Herbaceous 62

HG Annual Grass - Forb Series 62

HJ Wet Meadows: Grass - Sedge - Rush Series 62

North Interior Ecological Province 62

Conifer Forest/Woodland 62

MF Mixed Conifer - Fir Series 62

WF White Fir Series 63

EP Eastside Pine Series 63

RF Red Fir Series 64

MH Mountain Hemlock Series 64

LP Lodgepole Pine Series 64

MP Mixed Conifer - Pine Series 65

KP Knobcone Pine Series 65

PP Ponderosa Pine Series 65

WB Whitebark Pine Series 66

MO Baker (Modoc) Cypress Series 66

WJ Western Juniper Series 66

DF Pacific Douglas-Fir Series 66

SA Subalpine Conifer Series 66

MN McNab Cypress Series 68

PD Gray Pine Series 68

Hardwood Forest/Woodland 68

QC Canyon Live Oak Series 68

QK Black Oak Series 68

QJ Cottonwood - Alder Series 68

QQ Quaking Aspen Series 69

QD Blue Oak Series 69

QW Interior Live Oak Series 69

QG Oregon White Oak Series 69

QO Willow Series 70

Shrubs and Chaparral 70

CM Montane Chaparral Series 70

CL Wedgeleaf Ceanothus Series 70

CC Sierran Mixed Chaparral Series 70

CX Montane Chaparral Series 71

CG Greenleaf Manzanita Series 71

CS Shrub Oak Series 71

BM Mountain Mahogany Series 72

CQ Northern Mixed Chaparral 72

Sagebrush Shrub 72

BS Basin Sagebrush Series 72

BL Low Sagebrush Series 73

BC Saltbush Series 73

BR Rabbitbrush Series 73

BB Bitterbrush Series 73

BG Black Greasewood Series 75

Alpine Dwarf Scrub 75

AX Mixed Alpine Scrub Series 75

Herbaceous 75

HG Annual Grass - Forb Series 75

HJ Wet Meadows (Grass - Sedge - Rush) Series 75

GR Grass Series 76

South Coast and Montane Ecological Province 76

Conifer Forest/Woodland 76

DM Bigcone Douglas-Fir Series 76

EP Eastside Pine Series 78

KP Knobcone Pine Series 78

JP Jeffrey Pine Series 78

MF Mixed Conifer - True Fir Series 78

MP Mixed Conifer - Pine Series 78

MC Cuyamaca Cypress Series 80

MT Tecate Cypress Series 80

PC Coulter Pine Series 80

PD Gray Pine Series 80

PJ Singleleaf Pinyon Series 80

PQ Four Needle (Parry) Pinyon Series 81

PL Limber Pine Series 81

SA Subalpine Conifer Series 81

WF White Fir Series 81

LP Lodgepole Pine Series 81

PP Ponderosa Pine Series 82

PM Bishop Pine Series 82

PT Torrey Pine Series 82

Hardwood Forest/Woodland 82

QA Coast Live Oak Series 82

QC Canyon Live Oak Series 82

QD Blue Oak Series 83

QK Black Oak Series 83

QL Valley Oak Series 83

QV California Walnut Woodland Series 84

QW Interior Live Oak Series 84

QT Tanoak-Madrone Series 84

QU California Bay Series 84

QY Willow - Alder Series 84

QZ Eucalyptus Series 85

QN Engelmann Oak Series 85

QF Fremont Cottonwood Series 85

QO Willow Series 85

Q1 Live Oak - Madrone Series 85

Shrubs and Chaparral 86

CA Chamise Series 86

CC Ceanothus Chaparral Series 86

CD Southern Mixed Chaparral Series 86

CQ Northern Mixed Chaparral Series 87

CS Scrub Oak Series 87

CR Redshank Series 87

CT Tucker Desert Scrub Oak Series 87

SB Buckwheat - White Sage Series 88

CX Montane Mixed Chaparral Series 88

CZ Semi-Desert Chaparral Series 88

Soft Chaparral 88

SS California Sagebrush (Coastal Sage Scrub) Series 88

Sagebrush Shrub 89

BR Rabbitbrush Series 89

BS Basin Sagebrush Series 89

Desert Shrub 89

DX Mixed Desert Shrub Series 89

DL Creosote Series 90

Alpine Dwarf Scrub 90

AC Alpine Cushion Plant Series 90

Herbaceous 90

HG Dry Grassland (Annual Grass - Forb) Series 90

HJ Wet Meadows (Grass - Sedge - Rush) Series 91

South Interior Ecological Zone 91

Conifer Forest/Woodland 91

WF White Fir Series 91

WJ Juniper Series 91

PJ Singleleaf Pinyon Pine Series 91

Hardwood Forest/Woodland 91

QF Fremont Cottonwood Series 91

UW Fan Palm Series 92

UJ Joshua Tree Series 92

UP Paloverde Series 92

UT Tamarisk Series 92

UL Catclaw Acacia Series 92

UI Desert Ironwood Series 92

UX Smoke Tree - Desert Willow Series 93

UM Mesquite Series 93

Sagebrush Shrub 94

BS Basin Sagebrush Series 94

BC Saltbush Series 94

Desert Shrub 94

DL Creosote Series 94

1.Mojave Creosote Bush 94

2.Sand Creosote Bush 94


DS Shadscale Series 96

DA Blackbush Series 96

DO Ocotillo Series 96

DC Cholla Series 96

DD Croton Series 96

DB Buckwheat Series 96

DE Arrowweed Series 96

Herbaceous 97

HC Pickleweed Series 97

HM Perennial Grass Series 97


3.Saltgrass Meadow 97

4.Woolly Galetta 97


South Sierran Ecological Province (Inyo, Stanislaus, Sierra, Sequoia National Forests) 97

Conifer Forest/Woodland 97

BT Big Tree Series 97

MF Mixed Conifer - Fir Series 97

WF White Fir Series 98

JP Jeffrey Pine Series 98

RF Red Fir Series 98

FP Foxtail Pine Series 98

MH Mountain Hemlock Series 100

LP Lodgepole Pine Series 100

KP Knobcone Pine Series 100

PP Ponderosa Pine Series 100

WB Whitebark Pine Series 100

WW Western White Pine Series 100

PL Limber Pine Series 101

MI Piute Cypress Series 101

PJ Singleleaf Pinyon Series 101

MP Mixed Conifer - Pine Series 101

BP Bristlecone Pine Series 101

MB Mixed Conifer Forest with Giant Sequoia Series 101

SA Subalpine Conifer Series 101

PD Gray Pine Series 102

QD Douglas-Fir/Canyon Live Oak Series 102

Hardwood Forest/Woodland 102

QE White Alder Series 102

QC Canyon Live Oak Series 102

QK Black Oak Series 102

QQ Quaking Aspen Series 103

QO Willow Series 103

QD Blue Oak - Gray Pine Series 103

QW Interior Live Oak Seroes 103

QL Valley Oak Series 103

QF Cottonwood Series 103

Shrubs and Chaparral 105

CV Snowbrush Series 105

CH Huckleberry Oak (High elevation) Series 105

CL Wedgeleaf Ceanothus Series 105

CA Chamise Series 105

CJ Brewer Oak Series 105

CG Greenleaf Manzanita Series 107

CW Whiteleaf Manazanita Series 107

CX Montane Chaparral Series 107

CC Sierran Mixed Chaparral Series 107

CS Scrub Oak Series 107

CM Upper Montane Mixed Shrub Series 108

BM Curlleaf Mountain Mahogany Series 108

Sagebrush Shrub 108

BC Saltbush Series 108

BS Basin Sagebrush Series 108

BB Bitterbrush Series 108

BR Rabbitbrush Series 109

Desert Shrub 109

DL Creosote Series 109

DX Mixed Desert Shrub Series 109

Alpine Dwarf Scrub 109

AC Cushion Plant Series 109

AX Mixed Alpine Scrub Series 109

Herbaceous 110

HG Annual Grass - Forb Series 110

HJ Wet Meadows Grass - Sedge - Rush Series 110

Appendix F: Potential Vegetation references 110

Appendix G: Potential Vegetation Codes 112

Appendix H: Fuel Photo References & Codes 141

Fuel Photo Codes 142

Appendix I: Fixed Radius Plot 158

Method 1 158

Method 2 162

Example 1 164

Example 2 164

Appendix J: Variable Radius Plot 168

Introduction 168

Measurement of Borderline Trees to Determine “In or Out” Status 169

Measuring “In” or “Out” Down Trees 171

Appendix K: Damage Categories, Agents, Severity Ratings, and Tree Parts 189

Damage Categories 189

Damage Agents 190

Damage Severity Ratings 209

Tree Parts 218

Appendix L: Accuracy Standards 219

Appendix M: Glossary of Terms 228



Appendix N: Fuel Models 233


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