Field Manual for Describing Yukon Ecosystems

Name: Field Manual for Describing Yukon Ecosystems
Science and natural resources
Last updated: January 1, 2017
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This manual has been prepared to guide the collection of ecological field data by field surveyors. This information can be used for a variety of purposes, including ecosystem classification and description, ecosystem mapping, and wildlife habitat description and assessment. Ecological data is recorded using following field forms — the Biophysical Ecological Project Description Form, Ecosystem Site Form, Soil Form, Vegetation Form and Site Visit Form. Field forms are available from the Fish and Wildlife Branch (Government of Yukon) on request. The data collected on the field forms is suitable to be entered and stored in the Yukon Biophysical Information System (YBIS). This is a publicly-accessible Oracle web-based application of Yukon ecological plot data. Note: this manual is not suitable for aquatic ecosystems.