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Field Manual for Describing Terrestrial Ecosystems 2nd Edition (reprint with updates 2023) BC Ministry of Forests and Range
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Abstract: This manual has been prepared to assist field surveyors in the completion of the Ecosystem Field Forms, including site, soil, vegetation, mensuration, wildlife habitat assessment, tree attributes for wildlife, and coarse woody debris data forms. These are a series of forms for the collection of ecological data in British Columbia. Changes in the 2023 Reprint Site Description (SITE) Section Section 24: Introduce structural stage 3c, 3d for use with stunted forests, • added a v veterans stand modifier code Section 34: Added subtypes for wind disturbance. w.th for windthrow/blowdown; w.br for stem breakage Section 35: Add Cold Aspect exposure type (CO) Soil Description (SOIL) Section Table 2.19: Flood duration and timing Added S code for sites merely subirrigated during flood events Section 24: expanded definition of eluviated horizon modifier Appendix 2.3 Add a definition for Rooting Zone Soil Texture which is used in Keys and SIVI Table 2.23: Show O horizon designation alongside von Post values Mensuration (MENS) Section Add text for Section 12 of form pointing to the relevant section of the Tree Attributes for Wildlife Site Visit Standards (SIVI) Section • Correct error of collection standards for “Visual Calls” erroneously labeled as “Ground Call” • Reorganized layout and text Wildlife Habitat Assessment (WHA) Section Table 5.5 Class quality 4 upper limit changed from 50 to 25% Keys and Codes (KEYS) Section 9.3: Definitions of light and dark soil colours now provided. 9.4 Key to soil moisture updated and now includes rSMR 8 9.6 Added new key to soil nutrient regime 9.24: Updated taxonomy; expanded set of codes for tree species of western north America native and exotics
 
BC Ministry of Forests and Range, BC Ministry of Environment. 2023. Field Manual for Describing Terrestrial Ecosystems 2nd Edition (reprint with updates 2023). Province of British Columbia. Land Management Handbook (FLNRORD). LMH25. 2nd
 
Topic: FLNRORD Research Program
Keywords: site, soil, vegetation, mensuration, wildlife habitat assessment, tree attributes for wildlife, and coarse woody debris data forms
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ISBN: 978-0-7726-6357-3 English Name: 
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