Technical Guidance

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The Vegetation Inventory Program has background and guidance documents designed to help with planning and designing vegetation inventory projects.

The primary objective of the Vegetation Mapping Inventory is to produce high quality, standardized maps and associated data sets of vegetation and other land-cover occurring within parks. This information is useful to parks and researchers for variety of resource assessment, park management, and conservation needs.

12 Step Guidance for NPS Vegetation Inventories - procedures for starting and conducting an inventory project

FGDC Vegetation Classification Guidelines - geospatial standards developed by the Federal Geographic Data Committee

Classification Guidance - best practices, methods, and reporting requirements for vegetation inventories

Product Specifications - standardized guidelines for Vegetation Mapping Inventory Program final products.

Last updated: June 14, 2018