Vegetation Inventory and Map for Kings Mountain National Military Park

Example of vegetation plot surveyed

NPS Photo


Kings Mountain National Military Park includes 4000 acres of land which hosts a wide variety of plant life. Although Kings Mountain National Military Park is better known for its historic importance in the Revolutionary War, the park contains significant natural resources, especially in its xeric slope forests, narrow bottomland floodplains, and in a small portion of the park with somewhat more mesic slopes with basic soils.

The Kings Mountain National Military 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 16, 2018