Sitka National Historical Park Landcover Inventory

A totem pole stands at the beach on Sitka Bay.
A totem pole stands sentry over cloudy Sitka Sound.

The Sitka National Historical Park Vegetation Mapping Inventory Project is part of the NPS Vegetation Mapping Inventory Program (VMI). The NPS Vegetation Mapping Inventory Program uses the National Vegetation Classification Standard (NVCS), a classification system well integrated with the major scientific efforts in the taxonomic classification of vegetation. The classification system is a Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) standard for the physiognomic levels (coarser detail). Work continues on the floristic levels (fine detail) through both the FGDC Vegetation Subcommittee and the Ecological Society of America Vegetation Panel. The map class themes represent NVCS natural/semi-natural vegetation communities. The map was delineated over imagery in Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) zone 8, NAD83 datum with a minimum mapping unit of 1 hectare.



Last updated: June 19, 2018