Vegetation Inventory and Map for Saratoga National Historical Park

bemis heights
Bemis Heights

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Saratoga National Historical Park was established in 1938 to commemorate the 1777 battles of Saratoga, considered by historians to be the turning point of the American Revolutionary War. The park is approximately 1376 ha in size and preserves and interprets four separate parcels associated with this military campaign. The Park is located along the western bank of the Hudson River and is characterized by grassy hills and forested ravines along tributary streams that provide abundant habitat for wildlife, particularly bird species.

The Saratoga National Historical Park 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 19, 2018