Vegetation Inventory and Map for Dinosaur National Monument

Mitten Park
Mitten Park

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The most common plant community types in Dinosaur National Monument are big sagebrush/grassland and pinyon/juniper woodlands. Higher elevations and northern exposures are home to ponderosa pine and Rocky Mountain Douglas fir. Riparian plant communities are less common, but contribute significantly to biological diversity.

The Dinosaur 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 24, 2018