Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

Baxter State Park Scientific Forest Management Area - Continuous Forest Inventory: Baxter State Park - CFI Sample Units

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Metadata Provider

  • Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

    • Address:
      705 Spear Street
      South Burlington, Vermont 05403
      United States of America

      Phone: (802) 391-4135
      Email: femc@uvm.edu
      Website: www.uvm.edu/femc

Abstract

    The Scientific Forest Management Area in Baxter State Park, Maine contains 111 plots established in 1996 to provide detailed assessments of the forest condition.

People

  • Eben Sypitkowski: Principal Investigator

  • Steve Dunham: Content Provider

  • Michael Pounch: Principal Investigator

  • Georgia Manzo: Content Provider

Keywords

  • baxter state park, forest, forest health, long-term monitoring, maine,

Organizations

  • Baxter State Park : lead

Geographic Coverage

  • Coordinates
    • Coordinate System

    Data Table

    • Title: Baxter State Park - CFI Sample Units
    • Start Date: 1999-08-17
    • Description: This dataset contains information on the location and characteristics of each sample unit visited within the Baxter State Park SFMA.

    • Purpose:

    • Condensed Title: Z1147_2402_EIVPQZ

    • Object Name: VMC.1147.2402

    • Data Type: mySQL
    • Citation: Baxter State Park, Maine. Baxter State Park - CFI Sample Units. FEMC. Available online at: https://www.uvm.edu/femc/data/archive/project/Baxter_Park_sfma_cfi/dataset/baxter-state-park-cfi-sample-units

    • Online Distribution: https://www.uvm.edu/femc/data/archive/project/baxter_park_sfma_cfi/dataset/baxter-state-park-cfi-sample-units

    Attribute List

      Attribute Name: Aspect
      • Label: Aspect
      Attribute Name: Briggs_Site_Class
      • Label: Briggs_Site_Class
      • Storage Type: int
      Attribute Name: BSPAID
      • Label: BSPAID
      Attribute Name: Cruisers
      • Label: Cruisers
      • Storage Type: text
      • Measurment Type: nominal
      Attribute Name: Date_Established
      • Label: Date_Established
      • Storage Type: date
      • Measurment Type: datetime
      • String Format: M/D/YYYY
      Attribute Name: Datum
      • Label: Datum
      • Storage Type: text
      • Measurment Type: nominal
      Attribute Name: DBH
      • Label: DBH
      • Storage Type: decimal
      Attribute Name: DiaRange_in
      • Label: DiaRange_in
      • Storage Type: text
      • Measurment Type: nominal
      Attribute Name: Elevation
      • Label: Elevation
      Attribute Name: Exp_Factor
      • Label: Exp_Factor
      • Storage Type: int
      Attribute Name: H_Line_Azi
      • Label: H_Line_Azi
      Attribute Name: H_Line_Dist
      • Label: H_Line_Dist
      Attribute Name: Measurement_Year
      • Label: Measurement_Year
      • Storage Type: int
      Attribute Name: MUID
      • Label: MUID
      • Storage Type: text
      • Measurment Type: nominal
      Attribute Name: NRCSSoilDrainage
      • Label: NRCSSoilDrainage
      • Storage Type: text
      • Measurment Type: nominal
      Attribute Name: NRCSSoilmusym
      • Label: NRCSSoilmusym
      • Storage Type: text
      • Measurment Type: nominal
      Attribute Name: NRCSSoilname
      • Label: NRCSSoilname
      • Storage Type: text
      • Measurment Type: nominal
      Attribute Name: OBJECTID
      • Label: OBJECTID
      • Storage Type: int
      Attribute Name: ParentSID
      • Label: ParentSID
      • Storage Type: text
      • Measurment Type: nominal
      Attribute Name: Projection
      • Label: Projection
      • Storage Type: text
      • Measurment Type: nominal
      Attribute Name: Quality
      • Label: Quality
      • Storage Type: text
      • Measurment Type: nominal
      Attribute Name: Remark
      • Label: Remark
      • Storage Type: text
      • Measurment Type: nominal
      Attribute Name: Remarks
      • Label: Remarks
      • Storage Type: text
      • Measurment Type: nominal
      Attribute Name: SamClass
      • Label: SamClass
      • Storage Type: text
      • Measurment Type: nominal
      Attribute Name: SamPopType
      • Label: SamPopType
      • Storage Type: text
      • Measurment Type: nominal
      Attribute Name: SamSysType
      • Label: SamSysType
      • Storage Type: text
      • Measurment Type: nominal
      Attribute Name: SID
      • Label: SID
      • Storage Type: int
      Attribute Name: Site_Index
      • Label: Site_Index
      • Storage Type: int
      Attribute Name: Site_Index_SP_FVS_
      • Label: Site_Index_SP_FVS_
      • Storage Type: text
      • Measurment Type: nominal
      Attribute Name: Slope_Percent
      • Label: Slope_Percent
      Attribute Name: Species
      • Label: Species
      • Storage Type: text
      • Measurment Type: nominal
      Attribute Name: Status
      • Label: Status
      • Storage Type: text
      • Measurment Type: nominal
      Attribute Name: Stem_Count
      • Label: Stem_Count
      • Storage Type: int
      Attribute Name: Strata
      • Label: Strata
      • Storage Type: text
      • Measurment Type: nominal
      Attribute Name: TallyGT0
      • Label: TallyGT0
      • Storage Type: text
      • Measurment Type: nominal
      Attribute Name: TenYrBaseStartYr
      • Label: TenYrBaseStartYr
      • Storage Type: int
      Attribute Name: Total_HGT
      • Label: Total_HGT
      • Storage Type: int
      Attribute Name: Tree_Number
      • Label: Tree_Number
      • Storage Type: int
      Attribute Name: Units
      • Label: Units
      • Storage Type: text
      • Measurment Type: nominal
      Attribute Name: X_east_END
      • Label: X_east_END
      Attribute Name: X_east_Start
      • Label: X_east_Start
      • Storage Type: decimal
      Attribute Name: Year_Established
      • Label: Year_Established
      • Storage Type: int
      Attribute Name: Y_north_END
      • Label: Y_north_END
      Attribute Name: Y_north_Start
      • Label: Y_north_Start
      • Storage Type: decimal

    Methods

    • Current Methods
      • Sample Locations
        • Started: 2012-08-13
        • Method Description: The majority of sample locations were established using a grid system at the scale of the entire SFMA area. Additional samples have been established in specific stands or forest areas, also on area specific grids. All sample locations are given and recorded using UTM coordinates in meters for UTM Zone 19 with reference to the North American Datum for 1983 (NAD83). If a sample location is substantially different (>30-50+ft) of the location given by the GPS unit (the catalogued location) the correct location should be recorded in the field. A minimum of 100 averaged readings must be taken. *Record the actual (not as planned) GPS coordinates as UTM northing and easting on the data sheet.

      • Finding/Marking the Sample Center:
        • Started: 2012-08-13
        • Method Description: When approaching the GPS location, look for bark-scribed trees and witness tree tags as well as tree ID numbers in blue paint. Look for the rebar/steel center pin, plastic flagging may be visible on the pin or trees around it, the witness tree azimuths and distances can help in finding an obscured pin. If the plot center pin cannot be found, consider returning with a metal detector to find the pin if it became buried. Otherwise re-establish the plot center, marked with a rebar pin driven partly into the ground, based on tree azimuths and distances. Hang a long-tailed flag as close to the plot center as possible.
        • Instrumentation: Garmin GPS unit with averaging capability, Spare Batteries, Suunto compass or mirror type sighting compass set for azimuths, Metal Detector, Flagging, Rebar Pin

      • Plot Perimeter
        • Started: 2012-08-13
        • Method Description: Tree distance will be measured from plot center to the center side of the tree stump. Borderline “out” trees will be marked with an “X” at approximate DBH using blue tube paint.
        • Instrumentation: Garmin GPS unit with averaging capability, Spare Batteries, Suunto compass or mirror type sighting compass set for azimuths, Metal Detector, Flagging, Rebar Pin, Blue Tube Paint


    Sampling Equipment

    • Current Equipment
      • 100' Loggers or fiberglass tape
        • Sampling Description: Acts as back up for Haglof Vertex Hypsometer to measure distances from center.

      • Aluminum nails
        • Sampling Description: Used for marking trees

      • Blue Nel-spot paint and paintgun: spare nozzles, tip cleaning probe, and small pliers
        • Sampling Description: Used to mark trees

      • D-tape (inches)
        • Sampling Description: Used to measure tree diameters

      • Diameter Fork
        • Sampling Description: Used as an alternative method to measure tree diameter

      • Extra plot center pins
        • Sampling Description: Used in the case that center pins are ruined or can't be found

      • Flat aluminum tags
        • Sampling Description: Used to tag witness trees around plot center

      • Garmin GPS unit with averaging capability: spare batteries
        • Sampling Description: Used to relocate plots and to mark new plots if needed

      • Haglof plot center pole and 360 degree mount
        • Sampling Description: Used with Haglof Vertex IV Hypsometer to hold unit up while researcher measures tree heights and horizontal distances

      • Haglof Vertex IV Hypsometer: spare batteries (AA)
        • Sampling Description: Used to measure tree heights and horizontal distance

      • Hammer
        • Sampling Description: Used to fix or pulls nails

      • Nelson blue tree marking tube paint
        • Sampling Description: Used to mark trees

      • Suunto compass or mirror type sighting compass set for azimuths
        • Sampling Description: Used with Garmin GPS to navigate to and from plots.

    Site Characteristics

    • Site Description: North West Corner of Baxter State Park (SFMA)