This map of potential vegetation was developed for the Central Hardwoods Joint Venture by USFWS staff in cooperation with community ecologists from public and private partner organizations. This model was developed by assigning natural communities to appropriate landform positions (e.g. ridge tops) within Land Type Associations. Thus, the model depicts ecologically appropriate locations for the restoration of natural communities. When combined with other decision support tools developed by the CHJV staff &/or partners, this map can guide conservation planning by estimating habitat restoration opportunity.