Palustrine/Terrestrial Class

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The Palustrine/Terrestrial class is a unique class that includes the ecological group of Wooded Dune and Swale, and the wooded dune and swale complex natural community type. Wooded dune and swale complex has characteristics of both wetlands and uplands. The community occurs on a repeated pattern of alternating dunes and swales adjacent to the Great Lakes, and supports a mixture of upland and wetland communities.


Cohen, J.G., M.A. Kost, B.S. Slaughter, D.A. Albert, J.M. Lincoln, A.P. Kortenhoven, C.M. Wilton, H.D. Enander, and K.M. Korroch. 2020. Michigan Natural Community Classification [web application]. Michigan Natural Features Inventory, Michigan State University Extension, Lansing, Michigan. Available (Accessed: June 19, 2024).