Keeler-Wolf, T, PE Moore, ET Reyes, JM Menke, DN Johnson, DL Karavidas. 2012. Yosemite National Park vegetation classification and mapping project report. Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/YOSE/NRTR-2012/598. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.
The National Park Service published a final, comprehensive report on the vegetation classification and mapping effort for Yosemite National Park that was begun in 1998 and completed in 2007. The report details the process used to collect field samples, to classify the park’s vegetation, to identify and label vegetation classes using 1997 aerial photography, and to assess the accuracy of each mapped type. Important components of the report include a listing of vegetation types occurring in the park and vicinity, a key for identifying vegetation types in the field, and a listing of types that were mapped and their descriptions. The map encompasses nearly 1.4 m acres in and around Yosemite and includes the distribution of 107 vegetation types within the park and an additional 23 vegetation types in the vicinity. It also includes the vegetation mapping of Devils Postpile National Monument.