Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

Baxter State Park Scientific Forest Management Area - Continuous Forest Inventory: Baxter State Park Scientific Management Area- CFI (Access Database)

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  • 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, cfi, continuous forest inventory , forest, forest health, maine,

Organizations

  • Baxter State Park : lead

Geographic Coverage

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    • Coordinate System

    Data Table

    • Title: Baxter State Park Scientific Management Area- CFI (Access Database)
    • Start Date: 1999-08-17
    • Description: This dataset contains all the tables associated with the Baxter State Park Continous Forest Inventory project which started and continued since 1999. This database contains information on tree, sapling, and soils data.

    • Purpose: The Periodic inventory of the forest in Baxter State Park.

    • Condensed Title:

    • Object Name: VMC.1147.2400

    • Data Type: mySQL
    • Citation: Baxter State Park, Maine (2017) Baxter State Park Scientific Management Area- CFI (Access Database). FEMC. Available online at: https://www.uvm.edu/femc/data/archive/project/Baxter_Park_sfma_cfi/dataset/baxter-state-park-scientific-management-area

    • Online Distribution: https://www.uvm.edu/femc/data/archive/project/baxter_park_sfma_cfi/dataset/baxter-state-park-scientific-management-area

    Attribute List

      Attribute Name: CFI_Conditions_CodesBSP
      • Label: Tree Conditions (tbl)
      • Description: This tables provides the codes used to describe tree conditions during the CFI.
      • Storage Type: text
      • Measurment Type: nominal
      • Custom List: Condition_Codes
        • Code: BTOP
          • Definition: Broken Top
        • Code: DTOP
          • Definition: Dead Top
        • Code: FTOP
          • Definition: Forked Top
        • Code: CLN
          • Definition: Clean
        • Code: DIEB
          • Definition: Crown Dieback
        • Code: RBUT
          • Definition: Rotten Butt Log
        • Code: UNKWN
          • Definition: Unknown
        • Code: NA
          • Definition: Non-applicable
      Attribute Name: CFI_Plot
      • Label: Plot (tbl)
      • Description: This table provides descriptive information about each of the plots established for the CFI.
      • Storage Type: int
      • Measurment Type: nominal
      Attribute Name: CFI_Quality_Codes
      • Label: Tree Quality Codes (tbl)
      • Description: This table stores the quality codes that a tree could be assigned based on the commercial quality of the wood.
      • Storage Type: text
      • Measurment Type: nominal
      • String Format: D-M-YY
      • Number Type: -1
      • Custom List: Quality_Codes
        • Code: AGS
          • Definition: Acceptable growing stock, tree capable of producing sawlog product now or in future.
        • Code: UGS
          • Definition: Un-acceptable growing stock, tree not capable of producing sawlog product now or in future.
        • Code: NA
          • Definition: Live Tree unkown AGS or UGS status.
        • Code: AGS+
          • Definition: High quality tree potential veneer or clear sawlog now or in future.
        • Code: CULL
          • Definition: Live Tree not capable of producing commercial product now or in future.
        • Code: UKNWN
          • Definition: Quality is unknown or un-recorded
      Attribute Name: CFI_Reference_Trees
      • Label: Reference Trees (tbl)
      • Description: This table provides descriptive information (Species, Azimuth, Distance from plot center) on the reference trees at each plot. Reference trees aid in the relocation of plots.
      • Storage Type: decimal
      • Measurment Type: ratio
      • String Format: D-M-YY
      • Number Type: -1
      Attribute Name: CFI_Sample_BSP
      • Label: Sample Information (tbl)
      • Storage Type: decimal
      • Measurment Type: ratio
      • String Format: D-M-YY
      • Number Type: -1
      Attribute Name: CFI_Sapling_BSP
      • Label: Sapling (tbl)
      • Description: This table provides sapling data collected during the CFI.
      • Storage Type: decimal
      • Measurment Type: ratio
      • String Format: D-M-YY
      • Number Type: -1
      Attribute Name: CFI_SID_MUID_2
      • Label: CFI_SID_MUID_2 (tbl)
      • Storage Type: int
      • Measurment Type: nominal
      Attribute Name: CFI_SID_SumryData
      • Label: CFI_SID_SumryData (tbl)
      • Storage Type: int
      • Measurment Type: nominal
      Attribute Name: CFI_Status_Codes
      • Label: Tree Status Codes (tbl)
      • Description: This table provides the codes used to describe the status of trees inventoried.
      • Storage Type: text
      • Measurment Type: nominal
      Attribute Name: CFI_Tree
      • Label: Tree (tbl)
      • Description: This table provides descriptive information about the location of the trees sampled (ID, Species, Azimuth, Distance from Plot Center).
      • Storage Type: decimal
      • Measurment Type: ratio
      • String Format: D-M-YY
      • Number Type: -1
      Attribute Name: CFI_Tree_Measurement
      • Label: Tree Measurements (tbl)
      • Description: This table provides information regarding the current health of the trees sampled based on field measurements.
      • Storage Type: decimal
      • Measurment Type: ratio
      • String Format: D-M-YY
      • Number Type: -1
      Attribute Name: CFISampleINVYrFinalAssigment
      • Label: CFISampleINVYrFinalAssigment (tbl)
      • Storage Type: int
      • Measurment Type: ordinal
      Attribute Name: CFISamples_SJOIN_SoilsData_2012Jan11_11
      • Label: CFISamples_SJOIN_SoilsData_2012Jan11_11 (tbl)
      • Storage Type: decimal
      • Measurment Type: ordinal
      Attribute Name: Species_Codes
      • Label: Tree Species Codes (tbl)
      • Description: This table provides tree species codes.
      • Storage Type: int
      • Measurment Type: nominal
      • Species List: Baxter State Park Species Codes
        • Code: AB
          • Definition: ITIS #19462, American beech (Fagus grandifolia)
        • Code: EH
          • Definition: ITIS #183397, Canada hemlock; hemlock spruce (Tsuga canadensis)
        • Code: HH
          • Definition: ITIS #19511, eastern hophornbeam; hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana)
        • Code: NC
          • Definition: None #, Custom Species Code ( )
        • Code: PB
          • Definition: ITIS #19489, paper birch (Betula papyrifera)
        • Code: BF
          • Definition: ITIS #18032, balsam fir (Abies balsamea)
        • Code: QA
          • Definition: ITIS #195773, quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)
        • Code: RM
          • Definition: ITIS #28728, red maple (Acer rubrum)
        • Code: RS
          • Definition: ITIS #18034, red spruce (Picea rubens)
        • Code: SM
          • Definition: ITIS #28731, sugar maple (Acer saccharum)
        • Code: ST
          • Definition: ITIS #28754, striped maple (Acer pensylvanicum)
        • Code: YB
          • Definition: ITIS #19481, yellow birch (Betula alleghaniensis)
        • Code: WS
          • Definition: ITIS #183295, white spruce (Picea glauca)
        • Code: WP
          • Definition: ITIS #183385, eastern white pine (Pinus strobus)
        • Code: WC
          • Definition: ITIS #505490, arborvitae; eastern white cedar (Thuja occidentalis)
        • Code: WA
          • Definition: ITIS #32931, white ash (Fraxinus americana)
        • Code: TA
          • Definition: ITIS #183412, tamarack (Larix laricina)
        • Code: RP
          • Definition: ITIS #183375, red pine (Pinus resinosa)
        • Code: RO
          • Definition: ITIS #19408, northern red oak (Quercus rubra)
        • Code: PC
          • Definition: ITIS #24799, pin cherry (Prunus pensylvanica)
        • Code: BT
          • Definition: ITIS #22463, bigtooth aspen (Populus grandidentata)
        • Code: BS
          • Definition: ITIS #183302, black spruce; bog spruce (Picea mariana)
        • Code: bp
          • Definition: ITIS #22453, balsam poplar (Populus balsamifera)
        • Code: BC
          • Definition: ITIS #24764, black cherry (Prunus serotina)
        • Code: BA
          • Definition: ITIS #32945, black ash (Fraxinus nigra)
        • Code: AE
          • Definition: ITIS #19049, American elm (Ulmus americana)
        • Code: UN
          • Definition: None #, Custom Species Code ( )
        • Code: SW
          • Definition: ITIS #19300, swamp white oak (Quercus bicolor)
        • Code: HWS
          • Definition: None #, Custom Species Code ( )
        • Code: SWS
          • Definition: None #, Custom Species Code ( )

    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

    • No sampling equipment recorded for this dataset

    Site Characteristics

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