Vegetation Inventory and Map for Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway

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Bend in the Namekagon River

NPS Photo / Jacobowski


The Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway is located in western Wisconsin and along the eastern edge of Minnesota. It encompasses over 400 km of river, consisting mostly of the Saint Croix and the Namekagon Rivers. Summary reports generated from the vegetation map layer indicate that forest types (primarily of the Northern Mesic Hardwood & Conifer Forest Macrogroup) dominate the vegetation landscape.

The Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway 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 19, 2018