LOTIC WETLAND HEALTH ASSESSMENT FOR STREAMS AND

SMALL RIVERS (SURVEY) SEARCH

Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge

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06/27/2017 13:05:47

ADMlNlSTRATlVE DATA
Record ID Number:

A1. Field data collected by:

A2. Funding Agency/Organization:

A9. Year: A10. Date field data collected:

A11. Observers:

A12a. At least some part of this polygon has been inventoried more than once (resampled)? (Yes; No):

If No, go to item A13a. If Yes, A12b. This polygon coincides exactly with another inventoried polygon? (Yes; No):

A12c. Is this the latest inventory for this polygon? (Yes; No):

A12d. ID number(s) of other inventories of this polygon: , , ,

A12e. Other years: 12f. This polygon shares common area with other inventoried polygon(s)? (Yes; No):

A12g. Other years:

A12h. ID number(s) of other records sharing area with this polygon: , , ,

A13a. Has a change in management occurred? (Yes; No):

If Yes, A13b. Year that changed occurred:

A13c. Type of management change applied:

 

LOCATION DATA

B1. State: B2. County:

B3. Allotment/Range unit:

B4a. Area name:

B4b. Tributary to:

B4c. Group name: B4d. Group number:

B5. Polygon Number:

B6. Location: 1/4 1/4 Section: 1/4 Section:

Section: Township (NS): Range (EW):

B7. Elevation (ft): (m):

B8a. Hydrologic unit code (HUC): B8b. Sub-basin name (4th level HUC):

B8c. Sub-basin area (sq mi): (sq m): B8d. Sub-basin area (ac): (hect):

B8e. Sub-basin perimeter (mi): (m):

B9a. Polygon latitude/longitude coordinates:

 
Deg

Min

Sec

N/S
Accuracy
+/- ft
Decimal    
Deg

Min

Sec

E/W
Accuracy
+/- ft
Decimal
Upper End:
Lat:
  Lon:
Lower End:
Lat:
  Lon:
Other Point:
Lat:   Lon:

 

 

 



B9b. Other Point Comments:

B9c: UTM coordinates of polygon UPPER END: Easting: Northing: Zone: Map Datum:

B9d. UTM coordinates of polygon LOWER END: Easting: Northing: Zone:

B9e. UTM coordinates of any other point of interest in the polygon: East: North: Zone:

B9f. GPS Unit number: WPt Upper: WPt Lower: WPt Other:

B10. Quad map(s): ;

SELECTED SUMMARY DATA

C1. Wetland type:

C2. Polygon size (ac): ; (hect):

C3a. Is the entire polygon an upland: (Yes; No):

If No, C3b. Does the polygon consist entirely of functional wetland types? (Yes; No):

C3c. Functional wetland (ac): ; (hect):

C3d. Percent of total polygon:

C4. Does the polygon contain a defined streambank or channel? (Yes; No):

C5. Channel length (mi): ; (km):

C6. Number of river miles the polygon represents (mi): ; (km):

C7a. Average riparian zone width (ft): ; (m):

C7b. Riparian zone width range (ft): to ; (m): to

C8. Habitat Types (HT) and Community Types (CT) (use species code) HT/CT Database

Classification Type Name
Phase
Percent of Polygon
Successional Stage or Comments

 

 

WATER QUALITY DATA

D1. Waterbody number:

D2a. Is the waterbody a 303(d) listed impaired stream? (Yes; No): If Yes, D2b. Year of listing?

D3. Waterbody TMDL priority:

D4. TMDL development status:

D5. Probable cause(s):

D6. Probable impaired uses:

D7. Probable source(s):

 

PHOTOGRAPH DATA

E1a. Identification of photos (taken at the upstream end of polygon): Roll number: Photographer:

Photo numbers: (upstream): (downstream): (others):

E1b. Location of "other" photos:

E1c. Description of views (upstream):

(downstream):

(others):

E2a.Is there an adjacent polygon upstream of this polygon? (Yes; No):

E2b.Is there an adjacent polygon downstream of this polygon? (Yes; No):

E3a. Identification of photos (taken at downstream end of polygon): Roll number: Photographer:

Photo numbers: (upstream): (downstream): (others):

E3b. Location of "other" photos:

E3c. Description of views (upstream):

(downstream):

(others):

E4. Film and Camera Specifications

Film brand: Film speed (ASA): Lens diameter (mm): Lens focal length (mm):

 

LOTIC WETLAND HEALTH ASSESSMENT SCORE SHEET

 
Actual Score
Possible Score
Comment
1. Vegetative Cover of Floodplain and Streambanks
2a. Invasive Plant Species Canopy Cover
2b. Invasive Plant Species Density Distribution
 
Canopy Cover
Dens. Dist.
 
Canopy Cover
Dens. Dist.
 
Canopy Cover
Dens. Dist.
bluebuttons: (KNAARV)
Japanese brome: (BROJAP)
St. John's wort: (HYPPER)
Canada thistle: (CIRARV)
leafy spurge (EUPESU)
sulphur cinquefoil: (POTREC)
cheatgrass: (BROTEC)
musk thistle: (CARNUT)
tall buttercup: (RANACR)
common burdock: (ARCMIN)
orange hawkweed: (HIEAUR)
teasel: (DIPFUL)
common cuprina: (CRUVUL)
oxeye daisy: (CHRLEU)
whitetop: (CARDRA)
common hound's-tongue: (CYNOFF)
perennial pepperweed: (LEPLAT)
yellow iris: (IRIPSE)
common tansy: (TANVUL)
purple loosestrife: (LYSTSAL)
yellow starthistle: (CENSOL)
dalmatian toadflax: (LINDAL)
Russian knapweed: (CENREP)
 
yellow toadflax: (LINVUL)
diffuse knapweed: (CENDIF)
Russian olive: (ELAANG)
Others: 
Dyer's woad: (ISATIN)

saltcedar (tamarisk): (TAMARI)

Others: 
field bindweed: (CONARV)
Scotch thistle: (ONOACA)
 
field sowthistle: (SONARV)
spotted knapweed: (CENMAC)
 
3. Disturbance-increaser Undesirable Herbaceous Species
4. Preferred Tree and Shrub Establishment and Regeneration
5. Utilization of Preferred Tree and Shrub Species

6. Standing Decadent and Dead Woody Material

Vegetation Subtotal:
 

7. Streambank Root Mass Protection

8. Human-Caused Bare Ground

9. Streambank Structurally Altered
10. Human Physical Alteration to the Rest of the Polygon
11. Stream Channel Incisement
Soil/Hydrology Subtotal:
 
Overall Polygon Total:
 

 

RATING CALCULATION

 
Actual Score
/
Possible Score
X 100 =
Rating Percent
Descriptive Category
Vegetation Rating:
/
x 100 =
Soil/Hydrology:
/
x 100 =
Total Rating:
/
x 100 =

 

Rating Percent Range
Descriptive Category
80 - 100
Proper Functioning Condition (Healthy)
60 - 79
Functional At Risk (Healthy, but with Problems)
<60
Nonfunctional (Unhealthy)

ADDITIONAL MANAGEMENT CONCERNS (OPTIONAL)

The following items do not contribute to a site's score. Rather they help to quantify inherent physical site characteristics or assess the direction of change on a site. These data can be useful for planning future site management.

12a. Streambank Rock Volume:

12b. Streambank Rock Size:

13. Vegetation Use by Animals:

14. Susceptibility of Parent Material to Erosion:

15. Percent of Streambank Accessible to Livestock:

16. Polygon trend (Is the polygon: Improving, Degrading, Static, or Status Unknown?):

17. Comments and Observations: