Tom Wessels, MA
Department of Environmental Studies
Protecting biodiversity at a local level is integral to protecting global biodiversity. An inventory of plant communities for one town gives a representation of the spectrum of plant species which a region might support. This paper surveys the plant communities of Canterbury, New Hampshire, and documents the species present at nine wetland and ten upland sites, with management recommendations for some of the sites. The site descriptions are prefaced by a brief geological and land use history for the region. When possible, notes on land use history and succession are given at specific sites.