Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

Vermont Forest Health Monitoring: List of Lichen Species Surveyed

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  • Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

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

      Phone: (802) 656-2975


    The Forest Health Monitoring Program was established in 1991 as a joint effort between the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR) and the Vermont Monitoring Cooperative (VMC) (as of March 2017 renamed to Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative (FEMC)) to monitor the condition of a range of tree species in Vermont. Plot design follows the structure set by the National Forest Health Monitoring Program with additional metrics added to reflect improvements in monitoring technologies and additions to monitoring objectives.


  • Michael Johnson: Content Provider

  • Tom Simmons: Content Provider

  • Sandra Wilmot: Principal Investigator

  • Florence Peterson: Content Provider

  • Jay Lackey: Content Provider

  • Ron Wells: Content Provider

  • Brad Greenough: Content Provider

  • Lars Lund: Content Provider

  • Bernie Barton: Content Provider

  • Jennifer Pontius: Principal Investigator

  • Alexandra Kosiba: Principal Investigator

  • James Duncan: Principal Investigator

  • David Gudex-Cross: Content Provider

  • Helena Murray: Content Provider

  • Katlyn Williard: Content Provider

  • Christine Sandbach: Content Provider

  • John Truong: Principal Investigator

  • Kirsti Carr: Content Provider

  • Diana Gurvich: Content Provider

  • Becca Rossell: Content Provider

  • Caroline Drayton: Content Provider

  • Elizabeth Romaker: Content Provider

  • Kelsey Hamm: Content Provider

  • Mike Perrin: Content Provider

  • Sawyer Updike: Content Provider

  • Stephen Rotella: Content Provider

  • Danielle Ward: Content Provider

  • Josephine Robertson : Content Provider

  • Gene Desideraggio: Content Provider


  • Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative (FEMC) : lead
  • Vermont Forest Parks and Recreation : partner

Geographic Coverage

  • Coordinates
    • -73.08333, 43.0544
    • -72.77976988, 43.0544
    • -72.77976988, 44.534658
    • -73.08333, 44.534658
    • -73.08333, 43.0544
  • Coordinate System

Data Table

  • Title: List of Lichen Species Surveyed
  • Start Date: 2002-01-01
  • End Date: 2002-12-31
  • Description: List of the lichen species and the corresponding codes for the 2002 lichen survey

  • Purpose: Quantify lichen abundance on forest health monitoring plots

  • Condensed Title: Z0017_LichenSpeciesList

  • Object Name: VMC.17.425

  • Data Type: mySQL
  • Citation: Pontius, J., and S. Wilmot. 2017. List of Lichen Species Surveyed. FEMC. Can be found at:

  • Online Distribution:

Attribute List

    Attribute Name: OriginalOrder
    • Label: OriginalOrder
    • Description: OriginalOrder
    • Storage Type: int
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: Species
    • Label: Species
    • Description: Species
    • Storage Type: text
    • Measurment Type: nominal
    Attribute Name: SpeciesCode
    • Label: SpeciesCode
    • Description: SpeciesCode
    • Storage Type: int
    • Measurment Type: nominal


  • Current Methods
    • Plot establishment
      • Started: 1991-05-01
      • Method Description: One plot established at Proctor Maple Research Center in 1991.

    • Unnamed Method
      • Started: 1992-05-01
      • Method Description: Eight plots on west slope of Mt. Mansfield paired at 4 elevations: 1400, 2200, 3000, and 3800 feet. Used to assess changes in crown condition, injury to crown and bole, growth, regeneration, understory cover.

    • Unnamed Method
      • Started: 1990-05-01
      • Method Description: One plot established in the Lye Brook Wilderness Area as part of the National Forest Health Monitoring Program at 2300 ft.

    • Unnamed Method
      • Started: 1994-05-01
      • Method Description: Four plots in the Lye Brook Wilderness Area paired at 1400 and 2300 feet, in addition to the NFHM plot at 2300 feet.

    • Unnamed Method
      • Started: 1997-05-01
      • Method Description: Six plots established in 1997 on the east slope of the mountain in Ranch Valley paired at 1400, 2200, and 3000 feet.

  • Past Methods (no longer in use)
    • Ice storm effects
      • Started: 1998-01-30
        Ended: 1998-06-01
      • Method Description: In 1998, conducted special spring survey on plots affected by the January ice storm. Measurements included bole breakage and crown loss (%).

Sampling Equipment

  • No sampling equipment recorded for this dataset

Site Characteristics

  • No site characteristics recorded for this dataset