National Park Service

Cumberland Piedmont Network (CUPN)

Inventory & Monitoring at
Carl Sandburg Home National Historical Site

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Location of Carl Sandburg Home NHS in the Cumberland Piedmont Network. Click for larger image.

Designated to honor the poet Carl Sandburg, this 264 acre farm located in the Southern Appalachian mountains of North Carolina. The forested terrain surrounding the home place is cut with mountain streams, feeding into small, scenic lakes.

The Cumberland Piedmont Network inventory program has provided this park with a vegetation community classification and map, a wetlands inventory, and updated vascular plant and vertebrate species lists. During the vegetation community classification work, 14 distinct associations were documented and mapped, including a rare type of granitic dome. These domes were classified during the vegetation inventory (2003–2004), as a globally rare community type, with unique floras contributing to overall diversity.

The Network monitoring program includes four vital signs involving repeated visits to established sites following procedures established by each monitoring protocol: forest vegetation communities, invasive species early detection, ozone/foliar injury, and water quality. Water quality monitoring began in 2003 and continues on a quarterly schedule every-other-year (odd years) at four sites. Forest monitoring began in 2011–2012 with the establishment of 16 long-term monitoring plots. More new plots will be established over the next couple years, followed by a five-year revisit schedule, occurring in late July-early August. Ozone levels and foliar injury are assessed on-site every six years, beginning in 2012. The Invasive Species Early Detection protocol was completed in 2012 and will be used by field crews to monitor for priority exotics during their scheduled field work.

Park managers are using inventory and monitoring data to create resource stewardship strategies for achieving desired future conditions. The links to inventory and monitoring reports are provided on this page. A few paragraphs about the natural resources that you sample at this park

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List Species Found at Carl Sandburg Home NHS

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A Checklist contains only those species that are designated as "present" or "probably present" in the park.

The Full List with Details includes all the Checklist species plus species that are unconfirmed, historically detected, or incorrectly reported in the park. The Full List also contains species that are "in review" because their status in the park hasn't been fully determined. Additional details about the status of each species is included in the Full List.

The Checklist will almost always contain fewer species than the Full List.

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