Vegetation Inventory and Map for Ninety Six National Historic Site

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Historic battlefield trail

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Excluding varieties, subspecies, and unidentifiable collections, researchers past and present have confirmed over 360 species within the Ninety Six National Historic Site. At least 15% (53 species) of the plant species in the park are not native to the park. Most of these species were plantings or are harmless present day components of the flora that found their way into natural areas from plantings or errant seed mixes.

The Ninety Six National Historic Site 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 18, 2018