National Parks Vegetation Visualization

A visualization series by Luke Easterwood, Michael Gelon, Hadar Scharff, and Matt Soave


This pair of visualizations leverages data from the National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring Program's Vegetation Inventory for a select set of US National Parks. The visualizations are intended to make the data more readable and accessible to promote exploration and encourage insightful discoveries.

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Find Vegetation Qualities by Plot PropertiesExplore Table of Vegetation Plots

In this visualization, you can find the most frequent vegetation associations for a given set of topographic qualities. Try using the filters or selecting bars in the charts to refine the list of associations. Or click an association to see where it most frequently occurs.