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Please see the Data Dictionaries section of the manual which provides the definitions for each field contained within the data forms.

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Data Dictionaries

Quantitative Data Dictionary – Frequency

Site Name – The name of the well pad, road, pipeline, equipment area, etc.
Collection Date – The date the data was collected
Quadrat Size – The size (within a frame) of a quadrat used to gather data (Should be ½*1 meter, as of May 2011)
Observer – The individual who observers or ‘calls-out’ the data
Transect # – The number of a transect for a site (e.g., 1 of 1, 1 of 3, etc.)
Data Source – The company/entity who provides the data (e.g., name of a contractor business PAPO, etc.)
Recorder – The individual who records/writes the observed/called-out data
Reference Location – The name of the reference location associated with a site
Operator – The name of the operator
Plant Species Symbol – The USDA Plants Database symbol for each species that occurs on a location
Numbered Columns (e.g., 1, 2, 3, etc.) – The quadrat number along a transect. A ‘0’ or ‘1’ is entered to indicate if a species is absent, or present, respectively, within a quadrat.

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Quantitative Data Dictionary – Line-point Intercept

Operator – The name of the operator
Observer – The individual who observers or ‘calls-out’ the data
Data Source – The company/entity who provides the data (e.g., name of a contractor business PAPO, etc.)
Site – The name of the well pad, road, pipeline, equipment area, etc.
Transect # – The number of a transect for a site (e.g., 1 of 1, 1 of 3, etc.)
Recorder – The individual who records/writes the observed/called-out data
Reference Location – The name of the reference location associated with a site
Direction – The direction of a transect (numeric value)
Collection Date – The date the data was collected
Top Canopy – The first species the pin flag intercepts, if none, record NONE*
Lower Canopy Layers (Code 1 – 3) – The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th species the pin flag intercepts, or herbaceous litter (L), woody litter (WL) (> 5 MM, ~ ¼” diameter).*
Soil Surface – The last item (e.g., species, duff [D], rock fragment [R], etc.) the pin flag intercepts on the ground

*If a species is intercepted in the top canopy and a lower canopy, it is ONLY recorded in the top canopy. Similarly, if a species is intercepted in more than one of the lower canopy levels (i.e., code 1 – 3), it is only recorded in the first Code where it intercepts. In other words, if a species is intercepted more than once in the top canopy, and any of the three lower canopy layers, it is recorded only in the first layer it intercepts.

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Qualitative Data Dictionary

Operator – The name of the operator
Site Name – The name of the well pad, road, pipeline, equipment area, etc.
Collection Date – The date the data was collected
Observer – The individual who observers or ‘calls-out’ the data
Data Source – The company/entity who provides the data (e.g., name of a contractor business PAPO, etc.)
Topsoil Storage – Depth and/or method topsoil is stored (e.g., stockpile [> 3 feet], stockpile [< 3 feet], Direct Haul, etc.)
Months of Topsoil Storage – The number of months the topsoil was stored
Seeding Method – The method(s) used to seed a location. If more than one method report the other method(s) in the ‘Other Seeding Method’ column
Other Seeding Method – The method used if ‘Other’ is selected in the column ‘Seeding Method’
Date Seeded – The last date a location was seeded
Seed Mix – The name of the seed mix used to reseed a location (e.g., Loamy Soil, Temporary reclamation, etc.)
Soil Amendment – Any addition to surface soils (e.g., nutrients, organic matter, etc.) immediately before or after seeding, or during seeding
Date of Amendment Application – The last date a soil amendment was added to the soil of a location. If amendments were added to the soil of a location on more than one date, report the additional dates in the ‘Soil Amendment Comments’ column
Soil Amendment Comments – Additional comments relevant to soil amendments, such as additional dates amendments were added, observations (e.g., weather following application, success, concerns, etc.) associated with an application
Is seed germination apparent? Seeds have germinated, seedlings are emerging
Is the area free of undesirable materials? Examples: trash, construction material, etc.
Is the soil stable with no indications of subsidence, slumping and/or significant erosion? Rills > 2 inches, accelerated erosion is obvious, and soils are not being held by plants on site, sheet flow, head cutting in drainages, slopes occurring on or adjacent to reclaimed areas
Are noxious or undesirable weeds absent?

Noxious Weeds – Federal, state, and county listed noxious weeds (e.g., perennial pepperweed, Canada thistle, black henbane, etc.)
Undesirable Weeds – Weeds listed as noxious by adjacent counties, or other undesirable species (e.g., common mullein [Teton County], cheatgrass, halogeton, etc.)
Is there evidence of good reproductive capability? Seed production is evident for all life forms (i.e., grasses, shrubs, and forbs). Amount of tillers, rhizomes, flowers, and/or seed stalks are comparable to the reference site.

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