Vegetation Inventory and Map for Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

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View of Twin Rock

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Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument has a mixture of forests, meadows, shrubs and wildflowers. The dry, southern Rocky Mountains have been considered a crossroads of plant migration. The Colorado Native Plant Society has collected and identified 452 plant species, 308 genera and 88 families within Florissant.

The Florissant Fossil Beds 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 27, 2018