NHESP Field Form 2
Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program
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Name (First and Last)
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Your Email Address
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Date of Survey
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Today's Date
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Survey Site Name
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Direction to site and parking information (include town name and nearest address if available)
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Landowner's name and contact information (if available)
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Latitude and Longitude (if available)
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What community do you think you have identified?
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What is the S-rank of that community? (Available in guide book)
What best describes the system?
What best describes the topography of the community?
What best describes the density and distribution of vegetation in the CANOPY?
List the dominant, characteristic, and/or rare species found in the CANOPY. Include the density of each species (0-25%, 25-50%, 50-75%, or 75-100%)
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What best describes the density and distribution of vegetation in the SUB-CANOPY?
List the dominant, characteristic, and/or rare species found in the SUB-CANOPY. Include the density of each species (0-25%, 25-50%, 50-75%, or 75-100%)
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What best describes the density and distribution of vegetation in the SHRUB LAYER?
List the dominant, characteristic, and/or rare species found in the SHRUB LAYER. Include the density of each species (0-25%, 25-50%, 50-75%, or 75-100%)
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What best describes the density and distribution of vegetation in the HERBACEOUS LAYER?
List the dominant, characteristic, and/or rare species found in the HERBACEOUS LAYER. Include the density of each species (0-25%, 25-50%, 50-75%, or 75-100%)
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Does the community contain any of the following topographical features? (select all that apply)
Does the community contain any of the following conservation features? (select all that apply)
*Which species?
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Please upload pictures of rare/endangered species you may have found in the community to https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B_3dLP6OKBiKMFhsVXNNcDBPV1E?usp=sharing
Does the community contain any of the following hydrological features? (select all that apply)
Is the community on conserved land?
Please explain how the land is conserved, if at all. Provide a property name if available.
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The surveyed community is in close proximity to or contains the following structural features (select all that apply)
Please describe any disturbances or evidence of threats to the community.
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The surveyed community is in close proximity to or contains the following infrastructural features (select all that apply)
Is there evidence that the following activities take place on the surveyed community? (Select all that apply)
The surveyed community has the following ecosystem disturbances (select all that apply)
Does the disturbance require the appropriate authorities to visit to prevent further damage?
General comments (Questionable identification of plants, problems you encountered, interesting findings, more information needed, etc.)
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Community Size Rank (compare relative size to other known occurrences, configuration, patchiness, etc.)
Please explain
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Community Condition Rank (consider maturity, species diversity, ecological processes, invasive species, connectivity, human caused disturbances, etc.)
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Community Landscape Context Rank (consider the size and connectivity of the natural landscape, the position of the community within it, and the landscape condition)
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Community Element Occurrence Ranking (What are the long term prospects for continuing existence of this occurrence at the indicated level of quality? This is a summary of all factors listed above)
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Please upload photos that showcase the vegetation and damages/threats, tagged with name, date, location, and a statement of significance (ex. Bob Sample, 2/16/2010, Great Pond, erosion caused by ATV use) to https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B_3dLP6OKBiKMFhsVXNNcDBPV1E?usp=sharing
Please upload a Google Earth .kml shape file of the community surveyed to https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B_3dLP6OKBiKMFhsVXNNcDBPV1E?usp=sharing
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