Great Basin National Park Vegetation Map

Biological Resources // Environmental Services

Environmental planning firm Logan Simpson assigned a team of 12 people to determine the different plant community associations (based on the US National Vegetation Classification) that are present at 900 accuracy assessment plots distributed across Grand Basin National Park. Biological resource specialists navigated to randomly generated locations and recorded precise positional (GPS) data, the dominant plant species, vegetal cover by strata, slope and aspect, and photographed the plots. Teams used high-resolution aerial imagery to identify the target associations to sample.

National Park Service
White Pine County, Nevada