OverviewThomas Stone National Historic Site for its historic role as the home of Thomas Stone, a Maryland delegate to the Continental Congress and a signer of the Declaration of Independence was established in 1978 Approximately 66% of the site, or 90 ha, is covered by relatively natural vegetation (forest, including some non-tidal wetlands), with the remaining 43 ha comprised of fields and other forms of land cover that are cleared of trees for maintaining historic scenes or utility rights-of-way.
The Thomas Stone National Historic Site Vegetation Inventory 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, and accuracy assessment (AA) sites; digital images of field sites; digital aerial imagery; digital maps; a contingency table listing AA results; and a geodatabase of vegetation, field sites (vegetation plots, and AA sites), aerial imagery, project boundary, and metadata.
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 19, 2018