University and Jepson Herbaria

   Specimens from the VTM Collection    

To achieve the full digitization of the Vegetation Type Mapping (VTM) collection (photos, maps, plots, and specimens), the Ecoengine partnered with the University and Jepson Herbaria to georeference VTM specimens within their collection. In total, 7,293 specimen records were corrected or were assigned new coordinates. The Consortium of California Herbaria (CCH) database added a "Vegetation Type Map specimen" checkbox to their interface to allow users to easily identify this collection. 

"Studying grasses in Nevada County" photo by C. Ray Clar, 1933.