Vegetation Inventory and Map for Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

Connemara with dogwoods in spring

NPS Photo


The Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site is richly diverse in native flora. The park is uniquely located between the mountains on the west, and the piedmont on the east, resulting in an interesting variety of terrain, geology and plant communities. Elevations range from 2160 ft near the park entrance to 2783 ft at the summit of Glassy Mountain.

The Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site vegetation mapping project delivers many geospatial and vegetation data products, including an in-depth project report discussing methods and results, which include descriptions to vegetation associations, field keys to vegetation associations, map classification, and map-class descriptions. The suite of products also includes a database of vegetation plots, verification sites, validation sites, and accuracy assessment (AA) sites; digital images of field sites; field data sheets; digital aerial imagery; hardcopy and digital maps; a contingency table listing AA results; and a geodatabase of vegetation and land cover (map layer), field sites (vegetation plots, verification sites, validation sites, and AA sites), aerial imagery index, project boundary, and metadata.


Reports, data sets, maps, and other project results. Project completed in 2011.

The products of vegetation mapping projects are stored and managed in the National Park Service's Data Store, a repository for documents and publications relating to park resources. From the highlighted items below, click on the type of information you are looking for.

Last updated: October 16, 2018