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THRO.89
» Citation URL: http://vegbank.org/cite/VB.Ob.3827.THRO89
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Plot ID Fields: 
Author Plot Code ? THRO.89
Author Observation Code ? THRO.89
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Confidentiality Status ? exact location
Latitude ? 47.606110059 º
Longitude ? -103.334889092 º
Author Location ? THRO -- North Unit
Location Narrative ? 0.75 miles north from the Cannonball Concretions Pullout on the Lower Loop Nature Trail.
State or Province ? North Dakota
Country ? United States
Named Places
quadrangle: Long X Divide
region|state|province: North Dakota
area|country|territory: United States
Layout Fields: 
Shape ? Rectangular
Area ? 100
Permanence ? not permanent
Environment Fields: 
Elevation ? 668 m
Slope Aspect ? 180 º
Slope Gradient ? 2.5 º
Topographic Position ? Step in slope
Landform ? badlands
Rock Type ? sedimentary, unspecified
Landscape Narrative ? (none) -- Plot occurs on a small terrace that was formed from past slumping events.
Representativeness ? Representative of the sparse shrub community with a grass understory. This community is commonly fo
Soil Drainage ? well drained
Soil Depth ? 0 m
Percent Bedrock ? 0 %
Percent Rock / Gravel ? 10 %
Percent Wood ? 0 %
Percent Litter ? 5 %
Percent Bare Soil ? 30 %
Percent Water ? 0 %
Percent Other ? 0 %
Methods Fields: 
Observation Start Date ? 22-Jul-1997
Observation End Date ? 22-Jul-1997
Project ? Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Cover Method ? NPS CoverMethod
Stratum Method ? National Park Service
Stem Size Limit ? 10 cm
Taxon Observation Area ? 100
Cover Dispersion ? contiguous
Overall Taxon Cover Values are Automatically Calculated? ? yes
Stem Sample Method ? full census
Plot Quality Fields: 
Effort Level ? Thorough
Floristic Quality ? High but incomplete
Bryophyte Quality ? Very incomplete
Lichen Quality ? Very incomplete
Overall Plot Vegetation Fields: 
--no data--
Misc Fields: 
Observation Narrative ? (none)
Taxa occurring on this plot-observation
Change plant label:
Change Strata Shown:
ord Author Plant Name ?Original Interpretation, full Scientific Name ?Original Interpretation, Scientific Name without authors ?Original Interpretation, Common Name ?Original Interpretation, USDA Code ?Current Interpretation, full Scientific Name ?Current Interpretation, Scientific Name without authors ?Current Interpretation, Common Name ?Current Interpretation, USDA Code ? Stratum ?Cover ?Original Cover Code ?Basal Area ?Biomass ?Inference Area ? Stems: Stem Diameters (graphically):
1 Artemisia tridentata Nutt. Artemisia tridentata Nutt. Artemisia tridentata big sagebrush Artemisia tridentata Nutt. **   Artemisia tridentata Nutt. Artemisia tridentata big sagebrush Artemisia tridentata Nutt. **   Short Shrub
15 %
03       -none-
2 Sarcobatus vermiculatus (Hook.) Torr. Sarcobatus vermiculatus (Hook.) Torr. Sarcobatus vermiculatus greasewood Sarcobatus vermiculatus (Hook.) Torr. **   Sarcobatus vermiculatus (Hook.) Torr. Sarcobatus vermiculatus greasewood Sarcobatus vermiculatus (Hook.) Torr. **   Short Shrub
2.5 %
02       -none-
3 Atriplex confertifolia (Torr. & Frém.) S. Wats. Atriplex confertifolia (Torr. & Frém.) S. Wats. Atriplex confertifolia shadscale saltbush Atriplex confertifolia (Torr. & Frém.) S. Wats. **   Atriplex confertifolia (Torr. & Frém.) S. Wats. Atriplex confertifolia shadscale saltbush Atriplex confertifolia (Torr. & Frém.) S. Wats. **   Short Shrub
2.5 %
02       -none-
4 Atriplex canescens (Pursh) Nutt. Atriplex canescens (Pursh) Nutt. Atriplex canescens fourwing saltbush Atriplex canescens (Pursh) Nutt. **   Atriplex canescens (Pursh) Nutt. Atriplex canescens fourwing saltbush Atriplex canescens (Pursh) Nutt. **   Short Shrub
2.5 %
02       -none-
5 Stipa comata Trin. & Rupr. Stipa comata Trin. & Rupr. Stipa comata Stipa comata Trin. & Rupr. **   Stipa comata Trin. & Rupr. **   Stipa comata Trin. & Rupr. Stipa comata Stipa comata Trin. & Rupr. **   Stipa comata Trin. & Rupr. **   Herbaceous
15 %
03       -none-
6 Elymus trachycaulus (Link) Gould ex Shinners ssp. trachycaulus Elymus trachycaulus (Link) Gould ex Shinners ssp. trachycaulus Elymus trachycaulus ssp. trachycaulus slender wheatgrass Elymus trachycaulus (Link) Gould ex Shinners ssp. trachycaulus **   Elymus trachycaulus (Link) Gould ex Shinners ssp. trachycaulus Elymus trachycaulus ssp. trachycaulus slender wheatgrass Elymus trachycaulus (Link) Gould ex Shinners ssp. trachycaulus **   Herbaceous
2.5 %
02       -none-
7 Gutierrezia sarothrae (Pursh) Britt. & Rusby Gutierrezia sarothrae (Pursh) Britt. & Rusby Gutierrezia sarothrae broom snakeweed Gutierrezia sarothrae (Pursh) Britt. & Rusby **   Gutierrezia sarothrae (Pursh) Britt. & Rusby Gutierrezia sarothrae broom snakeweed Gutierrezia sarothrae (Pursh) Britt. & Rusby **   Herbaceous
2.5 %
02       -none-
8 Bouteloua gracilis (Willd. ex Kunth) Lag. ex Griffiths Bouteloua gracilis (Willd. ex Kunth) Lag. ex Griffiths Bouteloua gracilis blue grama Bouteloua gracilis (Willd. ex Kunth) Lag. ex Griffiths **   Bouteloua gracilis (Willd. ex Kunth) Lag. ex Griffiths Bouteloua gracilis blue grama Bouteloua gracilis (Willd. ex Kunth) Lag. ex Griffiths **   Herbaceous
0.5 %
01       -none-
9 Antennaria parvifolia Nutt. Antennaria parvifolia Nutt. Antennaria parvifolia small-leaf pussytoes Antennaria parvifolia Nutt. **   Antennaria parvifolia Nutt. Antennaria parvifolia small-leaf pussytoes Antennaria parvifolia Nutt. **   Herbaceous
0.5 %
01       -none-
10 Pascopyrum smithii (Rydb.) A. Löve Pascopyrum smithii (Rydb.) A. Löve Pascopyrum smithii western wheatgrass Pascopyrum smithii (Rydb.) A. Löve **   Pascopyrum smithii (Rydb.) A. Löve Pascopyrum smithii western wheatgrass Pascopyrum smithii (Rydb.) A. Löve **   Herbaceous
0.5 %
01       -none-
11 Taraxacum officinale G.H. Weber ex Wiggers Taraxacum officinale G.H. Weber ex Wiggers Taraxacum officinale common dandelion Taraxacum officinale G.H. Weber ex Wiggers **   Taraxacum officinale G.H. Weber ex Wiggers Taraxacum officinale common dandelion Taraxacum officinale G.H. Weber ex Wiggers **   Herbaceous
0.5 %
01       -none-
12 Opuntia polyacantha Haw. Opuntia polyacantha Haw. Opuntia polyacantha plains pricklypear Opuntia polyacantha Haw. **   Opuntia polyacantha Haw. Opuntia polyacantha plains pricklypear Opuntia polyacantha Haw. **   Herbaceous
0.5 %
01       -none-
13 Distichlis spicata (L.) Greene Distichlis spicata (L.) Greene Distichlis spicata inland saltgrass Distichlis spicata (L.) Greene **   Distichlis spicata (L.) Greene Distichlis spicata inland saltgrass Distichlis spicata (L.) Greene **   Herbaceous
0.5 %
01       -none-
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Stratum Definitions:
Stratum Type ?Stratum Base ?Stratum Height ?Stratum Cover ?
Canopy     0 %
Dwarf Shrub     0 %
Emergent     0 %
Epiphyte     0 %
Herbaceous   0.5 m 30 %
Nonvascular     0 %
Short Shrub   0.5 m 20 %
Sub-Canopy     0 %
Tall Shrub     0 %
Vine/Liana     0 %
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Observation Contributors:
Party ?Role ?
Drake, Jim PI
Cogan, Dan Field assistant
Riedman, Vince Field assistant
Community Classification:
More Classification Start Date ?Classification Stop Date ? Community AssignmentsContributors
Details 17-Mar-2005  
Community Concept ?Class Fit ?Class Confidence ?Community Authority Reference ?Typal ?
Artemisia tridentata ssp. wyomingensis / Pascopyrum smithii Shrub Herbaceous Vegetation       no  
Lee, Michael
Details 01-Jul-1999  
Community Concept ?Class Fit ?Class Confidence ?Community Authority Reference ?Typal ?
CEGL001047       no
Faber-Langendoen, Don
Drake, Jim
Marriott, Hollis


Soil Observations:
Soil Horizon ?Soil Depth Top ?Soil Depth Bottom ?Soil Color ?Soil Organic ?Soil Texture ?Soil Sand ?Soil Silt ?Soil Clay ?Soil Coarse ?Soil PH ?Exchange Capacity ?Base Saturation ?Soil Description ?
unknown         Clay                


Disturbance Data:
Disturbance Type ?Disturbance Intensity ?Disturbance Comment ?
unknown   (none)
Animal, general   Bison scat in the plot.


User Defined Values
No User Defined Data for this plot