Vegetation Inventory and Map for Pea Ridge National Military Park

Cannons at Pea Ridge

NPS Photo


Rolling hills and broad uplands scatter the land of Northwest Arkansas. Pea Ridge National Military Park has restored prairies, open woodlands, closed woodlands, and oak-hickory forests. The landscape provides a backdrop to better understand the 1862 Battle of Pea Ridge. The park woodlands had many oak and hickory species. Yet, mesic species and small trees increased. The ground beneath the closed canopy woodlands is sparsely vegetated.

The Pea Ridge 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 18, 2018