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Scrub-Shrub Wetland (Biotic Class)

Component: Biotic

Unique Identifier: 396

Biotic Setting Benthic/Attached Biota
Biotic Class Scrub-Shrub Wetland
Biotic Subclass Tidal Scrub-Shrub Wetland


Description
Definition Emergent wetland areas dominated by woody vegetation that is generally less than 6 meters tall. Characteristic species include true shrubs, young trees, and trees or shrubs that are small or stunted due to environmental conditions. Scrub-Shrub Wetland includes the shrub-dominated portions of high salt marshes—as well as stunted or low mangrove communities. This CMECS Class is equivalent to the Scrub-Shrub Wetland Class of FGDC-STD-004; however, the palustrine and non-tidal riverine portions of FGDC-STD-004 class are beyond the scope of CMECS.