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GSP Facility - Green Kent Partnership Forest ...07/28/2012
Join the Green Kent Forest Monitoring Team! Participate in the data collection and monitoring of the restoration sites across the city.
The monitoring plots are permanent, circular and 1/10th acre in size. They are first established in sites that have not yet been restored; this is the baseline data for the site. After restoration has occurred on the site (invasive plants removed, trees and vegetation planted), the Forest Monitoring Team returns to the site annually to collect data and document change. The data collected includes:
• Plot Characteristics: Soil, aspect, slope, canopy cover, habitat type, etc.
• Vegetation cover: Percent cover of shrubs, herbaceous plants and vines
• Tree Density: Species count, health, height and diameter
All plots are monitored with two or more people and can take anywhere from two to four hours, depending on the complexity of the site. Data is collected on data forms in the field and then entered by the volunteer into an online database. Upon entry of the data, the volunteer will receive a user-friendly report of the analysis of the data. This data will also be shared with on-site managers and the Parks Department.
For questions or more information contact: Malia Caracoglia / email@example.com / 206-992-6853
IMPORTANT: Please include your email when you register so we can contact you with training materials and more details.
Open to the public
5 out of 15 volunteers registered.
What to Bring
Come prepared for some classroom and some outdoors time. (rain or shine) Feel free bring food or water, however, light refreshments will be provided. Please bring a clipboard if you have one.
Where to Meet
The Kent Senior Activity Center is located at 600 E Smith Street.