Vegetation Inventory and Map for Fort Sumter National Monument

Fort Sumter
Fort Sumter

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Fort Sumter National Monument is in South Carolina within the Atlantic Coastal Plain and is comprised of two administrative units: Fort Sumter National Monument, which is on an island at the outer edge of Charleston Harbor, and Fort Moultrie, which is on Sullivan’s Island north of Charleston Harbor. At Fort Sumter, Southern Atlantic Coast Salt Marsh is located south of the fort. At Fort Moultrie, the largest vegetation community is the Wax-myrtleCarolina Laurel Cherry-Toothache-tree Shrubland, which is located between the fort and the primary dunes.

The Fort Sumter National Monument 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 3, 2018