Vegetation Inventory and Map for Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

trout lillies
Trout Lillies

NPS Photo/ Tom Wilson


Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is located along 48 miles of the Chattahoochee River just north of Atlanta, Georgia. The boundary of the park is not contiguous. There are over 50 parcels, organized into 16 management units, varying in size from 17 to more than 300 hectares. The park comprises roughly 75% of the green space found in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area and also contains numerous natural habitats as well as 19th century historic sites and American Indian archaeological sites. The most common vegetation classes found at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area were Southern Red Oak-White Oak Mixed Oak Forest and Piedmont Dry-Mesic Basic White Oak-Hickory Forest.

The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area 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