Vegetation Inventory and Map for John Muir National Historic Site

John Muir home
John Muir Home

NPS Photo / Luther Bailey


The 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.


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