Vegetation Inventory and Map for Devils Tower National Monument

Sagebrush on Joyner Ridge Trail

NPS Photo / Avery Locklear


Devils Tower National Monument rides high on the plains of northwestern Wyoming. The forests of the Black Hills, prairies of the Great Plains, and riparian areas of the Belle Fourche River create a myriad of different habitats in the 1,347 acre park. Within these habitats there are more than 500 native and non-native plant species.

The Devils Tower National Monument 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: September 20, 2018