Vegetation Inventory and Map for Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site

Apple orchard at Hopewell Furnace

NPS Photo


Hopewell Furnace showcases an early American industrial landscape from natural resource extraction to enlightened conservation. The park's 848 acres and historic structures illustrate the business, technology and lifestyle of our growing nation. The site is roughly 78% forested, 14% managed grasslands and cropland, and 8% developed land and infrastructure. The current landscape of the park is a mosaic of early- to mid-successional upland forests, developed land, open and forested wetlands, and agricultural land (pasture, hayfields, and cropland).

The Hopewell Furnace 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 11, 2018