More than three-quarters of the Shiloh plateau is covered in mixed hardwood forest, while one-quarter of the acreage consists of open field, shrub-scrub and wetland habitat. According to a recent study, twenty-five distinct vegetative communities were identified within the park boundary, as well as over 700 species of trees, shrubs, grasses, and other plants. The humid sub-tropical climate supports this diverse community of plants, as well as the park’s network of streams, ponds, and springs.
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Shiloh National Military Park routinely hosts active and reserve military groups studying the lessons of Shiloh. Called "staff rides" by the army, these study sessions can provide historic lessons learned that can be put into use in today's military.