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National Vegetation Classification Surveys

The British National Vegetation Classification or NVC is a system of classifying natural habitat types in Britain according to the vegetation they contain and provides a nationally recognised methodology and standard for environmental assessments.

The methodology incorporates the use of quadrats within which the types and relative abundance of plant species are recorded from which a vegetation community type can be classified. Although the NVC methodology is too specific for broad reconnaissance surveys such as the Phase 1 Habitat Surveys, it has become the standard for terrestrial Phase 2 surveys. Greenwillows Associates can provide highly experienced botanical assessors for NVC surveys.