National Park Service (NPS) SECN Vegetation Mapping Project

CGR has been tasked with mapping seven national parks located within the South Eastern Coastal Network(SECN) of the National Park Service (NPS) system.

From 2014 to 2015 three units were mapped by CGR. Two units in Georgia, Ocmulgee National Monument (OCMU) and Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CHAT), and one unit in Alabama, Horseshoe Bend National Military Park (HOBE) were mapped using aerial photographs and insitu collected vegetation data.

From 2015 to 2016 four parks were added to the list of NPS parks mapped by CGR. This brings the total parks mapped by CGR, or one of its prior affiliations, to 28 parks over the past 30 years. All four of these new parks are located in Florida: Canaveral National Seashore (CANA), Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve (TIMU), Fort Caroline National Monument (FOCA), and Fort Matanzas National Monument (FOMA).

Currently CGR is compiling draft reports for the four Florida parks.

In addition to mapping these seven current parks, CGR is compiling final reports and geodatabases for six additional parks. Using accuracy assessment (AA) points in conjunction with draft vegetation maps and reports compiled by other groups, CGR will deliver final vegetation maps and databases for all of these parks.

Below are some examples of draft maps compiled by CGR: