The NRCS eVegGuide (electronic Vegetative Guide) is a tool for finding plant alternatives based on specific NRCS land conservation practices for a particular MLRA (Major Land Resource Area). It provides lists of recommended plants, as well as seed and planting recommendations.
The eVegGuide is a sub-section of the California eFOTG (electronic Field Office Technical Guide). It contains the most recent information available from the Lockeford Plant Materials Center and the USDA Plants database. Further information and documentation is available for download from the eFOTG web page.
If you have questions about the use or content of the eVegGuide please contact:
Version 2.25 July, 2014
The following practices have been removed:
Animal trails & walkways - 568
Stream Habitat Improvement & Management - 395
Shallow Water Development and Management - 646
Early Successional Habitat Development & Management - 647
Recreational Area Improvement - 562
The following practices have been added:
Tree/Shrub Establishment - 612
There have also been several changes to the Plant Type classification. All plants that were classified Crop are now classified Cereal Grain. All plants in the family Fabaceae are now classified Legume.
Version 2.23 April, 2014
Version 2.18 December, 2013
Version 2.15 November, 2013
Version 2.12 October, 2013
Map Background Layers
When a background layer is showing, click on the map to see the value of the layer at that location. For instance, if the Annual Precipitation layer is showing, and you click on the town of Davis, you should see
Climate & Soil Profile
While the map is open, check CLIMATE & SOIL PROFILE. A yellow panel opens to the left of the map which shows all climate and soil factors for the chosen location . Click on the name of factor for an explanation. (For instance, salinity as reported here comes from electrical conductivity in the SSURGO data.)
There is also a link to the California Soil Resource Lab (SoilWeb) page which offers a full explanation of the chosen SSURGO map unit and all of its components.
At the bottom of the panel there is a link Plants that grow under these conditions, which goes to Calflora's Advanced Search for Plants page, and searches for plants which meet the climate and soil conditions of the location. (Note that this is an experimental feature which is still being tuned and refined.)
Version 2.0 September, 2011
The eVegGuide uses the same login system as Calflora. Once you have logged into the eVegGuide, you can use Calflora, and vice-versa.
Choose Location on a Map
For a Microsoft Word version of the final report, press .
Searching for Treatments, Plants, and Mixes
contact us if you need immediate help using the
|NRCS California eVegGuide Help Resources|
|Plant Web Links|