OverviewThe John Muir National Historic Site is located approximately 20 miles northeast of San Francisco. The original 1964 enabling legislation preserved the 8.8 acre area containing the residence of John Muir. The remainder of the property is managed to provide a historically appropriate setting for the house; vineyards and orchards typical of those during the Muir lifetime are found here. In 1988, an additional 326 acres incorporated Mount Wanda, an undeveloped area of grassland and woodland. Mt. Wanda is the primary natural area at the John Muir National Historic Site and the study area for this project.
The John Muir 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.