Vegetation Inventory and Map for Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

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The City Gates

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Castillo de San Marcos National Monument is located on the banks of the Matanzas River in St. Augustine, Florida. It encompasses approximately 8.1 hectares and was established in 1924 to protect cultural resources. The fort was constructed by the Spanish between 1672 and 1695. Castillo de San Marcos National Monument is bounded on the north, west, and south by the urban area of St Augustine, Florida. The park is dominated by the fort itself with the vast majority of vegetation dominated by maintained grassy areas.

The Castillo de San Marcos National Monument 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: January 24, 2020