Vegetation Inventory and Map for Jean Lafitte National Historic Park and Preserve

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Wetlands in Barataria Preserve

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Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve currently encapsulates six separate and unique sites that detail the history, culture, and natural environs of the Mississippi River delta in the area around New Orleans, Louisiana. Of these six sites, five are dedicated to the historical and cultural resources of the region, which include three unique cultural centers. The sixth site, the Barataria Preserve, is dedicated to the ecology of Mississippi River Delta and some additional history. The Barataria Preserve contains three major plant systems: hardwood forest, swamp, and marsh, and contains over 400 species of plants.

The Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve 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 15, 2018