Vegetation Inventory and Map for Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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Boulder Basin

NPS Photo / Andrew Cattoir


Lake Mead National Recreation Park is located in southern Nevada and north western Arizona. The Colorado River enters from the Grand Canyon to the east, and exits in the south. The project area encompasses 450,008 ha, and the Joshua forest, creosote-bush, desert wash, cliff and desert spring communities.

The Lake Mead National Recreaction 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: October 16, 2018