Data Availability Name Description Objective Dates
DownloadableCoarse Woody Debris dataField data collected on coarse woody debris (CWD). CWD includes downed, dead tree and shrub boles, large limbs, and other woody pieces that are severed from their original source of growth and are on the ground. Wood pieces must be >3.0 inches in diameter at the point of intersection with the transect.To quantify the nature of dead and down material on plots in the LEMP network in order to monitor carbon sequestration and the storage and cycling of nutrients and water.2008-01-01 to 2017-10-01
By requestLong-Term Ecosystem Monitoring Project DatabaseThis dataset contains the LEMP database created by the FEMC. This database contains data on coarse woody debris, descriptive plot and subplot information, specific visit information for plot vegetation sampling, vegetation data for each quadrat, saplings, seedlings, and trees. Plots are located throughout the Green Mountain National Forest of Vermont and the Finger Lakes region of New York.Organize the LEMP datasets that make up the LEMP datbase. LEMP is a 50-year monitoring effort that examines the broad-scale environmental changes -- particularly changes in climate, air quality, soil health, and vegetation.2008-01-01 to 2058-12-31
DownloadableMicroplot Sapling DataField data collected on sapling measurements, species abundances, health metrics, and damage indicators. A sapling is classified as any tree with a diameter at breast height between 1 and 5 inches within the microplot.To compare species distributions between the under and over story in order to predict future forest composition/structure.2008-01-01 to 2016-01-01
By requestPlot Identifying InformationFoundational information about plots, including location and statusTrack plot-level information about LEMP plots.2008-01-01 to 2058-12-31
DownloadablePlot Vegetation Visit InformationTracking plot vegetation visit information. This dataset contains information about the date vegetation sampling occurred, the initials of the crew members involved, the kind of vegetation sampling, and any notes pertaining to a specific visit.Track vegetation sampling visits per plot.2008-08-06 (ongoing)
DownloadableQuadrat Vegetation DataLemp quadrat vegetation data indicating species presence and canopy/ground cover.To estimate vegetation diversity and abundance and monitor species distribution changes and responses to stressors.2008-01-01 to 2011-01-01
DownloadableQuadrat Vegetation Visit Data Lemp quadrat vegetation visit data indicating quadrat ID numbers, whether or not each quadrat was sampled, amount of trampling, and miscellaneous subplot notes.This dataset provides useful information for identifying each quadrat, determining if it needs sampling going forward, and notes about the subplot for future field crews.2008-01-01 to 2011-01-01
By requestSeedling Measurements on SubplotsCounts of seedlings on microplot by speciesInventory and track regeneration processes on forest health monitoring plots 2008-01-01 to 2058-12-31
By requestSubplot Identifying InformationFoundational information about subplots, including locations, condition and updatesTrack subplot-level information about forest health monitoring plots2008-01-01 to 2058-12-31
DownloadableSubplot Vegetation dataLEMP subplot vegetation data indicates canopy and ground cover classes for all vegetation types as well as the natural community of each subplot.The purpose of this dataset is to assess the cover of ground variables (cryptobiotic crust, lichen, leaf litter, mineral soil, moss, road/trail, rock, standing water, streams/lakes, wood, trash/junk/other) as well as total canopy cover for each canopy layer (0-6 feet, >6-16 feet, >16 feet).2008-01-01 to 2011-01-01
DownloadableSubplot Vegetation Visit InformationThis dataset contains visit information from when LEMP crews head out to survey vegetation on plots and subplots.Track subplot vegetation monitoring.2008-08-06 (ongoing)
DownloadableTree Data This dataset includes tree measurements, species abundances, health metrics, and damage indicators collected.This dataset will help us to understand species distributions and responses to environmental stressors such as acid deposition, climate change, foot traffic, and invasive species.2008-01-01 to 2016-01-01
DownloadableTree Identifying InformationThis dataset contains the basic tree info such as plot identification, location within the plot, and species.2008-01-01 (ongoing)