Mohonk Preserve Grassland Field Monitoring 2017-2021

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Latest version published by Mohonk Preserve on Dec 31, 2022 Mohonk Preserve
Publication date:
31 December 2022
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Mohonk Preserve
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Description

Between 2017-2021, Mohonk Preserve inventoried vegetation in its old-fields and grasslands. The goal was to increase understanding and knowledge of the Preserve’s vegetation communities so informed management strategies could be developed. This data provides information on species composition; occurrence frequency; vegetation type (woody, forb, grass, sedge, etc.); species percent cover (dominance); and species listed, invasive, and pollinator importance status. Five fields have been sampled thus far: Spring Farm (SF, plots [n]= 96); Glory Hill (GF, n= 45); Testimonial Gateway (TG, n= 66); Brook Farm (BF, n= 36); and Pine Farm (PF, n= 27). Soil samples were taken from three sites in 2018: Spring Farm, Glory Hill, and Testimonial Gateway. All data collection occurred between the months of May and August. There are plans to add more plots to sites Brook Farm, Pine Farm, and a field that has not yet been sampled, Klein kill Farm. There are no immediate plans to resample Spring Farm, Glory Hill, or Testimonial Gateway.

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 12b18c27-d292-4aa6-a23e-246e14b0a443.  Mohonk Preserve publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

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Contacts

Director of Conservation Science
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Director of Conservation Science
Mohonk Preserve
PO Box 715
12561 New Paltz
New York
8452550919
Megan Napoli
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
Research Ecologist
Mohonk Preserve
Alexis Garretson
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  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Research Associate
Mohonk Preserve
Natalie Feldsine
  • Originator
Research Collection and Citizen Science Coordinator
Mohonk Preserve
Elizabeth C. Long
  • Originator
Affiliate
Mohonk Preserve
Catherine T Ferreri
  • Originator
Field Technician
Mohonk Preserve
Jacob C Erle
  • Originator
Field Technician
Mohonk Preserve
Miriam Quintana Vargas
  • Originator
Field Technician
Mohonk Preserve
Chris Chinkan
  • Originator
Field Technician
Mohonk Preserve
Ralph Green
  • Originator
Field Technician
Mohonk Preserve
Michael Vivirito
  • Originator
Field Technician
Mohonk Preserve
Penelope Adler-Colvin
  • Originator
Field Technician
Mohonk Preserve
Julia Solomon
  • User
Director of Conservation Programs
Mohonk Preserve
PO Box 715
12561 New Paltz
New York
8452550919

Geographic Coverage

Data are collected from fields onsite at Mohonk Preserve in New Paltz, New York.

Bounding Coordinates South West [41.741, -74.151], North East [41.802, -74.115]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2017-07-31 / 2021-08-24

Sampling Methods

Data is collected by using transects and quadrats. Each site is divided into subfields; in each sub-field, 1-3 (depending on field size) 30-meter (m) transects are placed at either a random (SF, GH, TG) or chosen (BF, PF) location. Each transect rope is laid out in a southern (compass bearing 180°) direction. Along this transect, a 1x1 m quadrat is placed at 5 m, 15m, and 25 m along the western (right) side of the transect rope. Inside the quadrat each species is identified as low as possible in taxonomic rank; the goal is to species but sometimes there is only time to identify to genus or family. The percent cover for each species is then estimated using pre-measured cardboard squares (1-10%) as reference. The total live vegetation percent cover of a quadrat does not have to equal 100% (and often was greater) due to layering of vegetation. Bare ground and dead vegetation percent cover were also estimated within each quadrat. Each transect location is sampled twice, once in the Early Season (typically May-June) and once in the Late Season (typically late July-August).

Study Extent Data are collected from fields onsite at Mohonk Preserve in New Paltz, New York.

Method step description:

  1. Data is collected by using transects and quadrats. Each site is divided into subfields; in each sub-field, 1-3 (depending on field size) 30-meter (m) transects are placed at either a random (SF, GH, TG) or chosen (BF, PF) location. Each transect rope is laid out in a southern (compass bearing 180°) direction. Along this transect, a 1x1 m quadrat is placed at 5 m, 15m, and 25 m along the western (right) side of the transect rope. Inside the quadrat each species is identified as low as possible in taxonomic rank; the goal is to species but sometimes there is only time to identify to genus or family. The percent cover for each species is then estimated using pre-measured cardboard squares (1-10%) as reference. The total live vegetation percent cover of a quadrat does not have to equal 100% (and often was greater) due to layering of vegetation. Bare ground and dead vegetation percent cover were also estimated within each quadrat. Each transect location is sampled twice, once in the Early Season (typically May-June) and once in the Late Season (typically late July-August).

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 12b18c27-d292-4aa6-a23e-246e14b0a443
https://doi.org/10.15468/w2xbdx
https://bison.usgs.gov/ipt/resource?r=mohonk-grasslands