We conducted a field observational study to investigate the ecological significance of the "process zone" geomorphic classification scheme for riparian ecosystem distribution, composition, and structure. We measured geomorphic characteristics at multiple scales in order to better understand relationships between geomorphology and riparian vegetation, and to suggest improvements to the classification scheme. We field mapped process zones and riparian vegetation types in 2007 and 2008 in four small, perennial watersheds in the Toiyabe mountain range of central Nevada, USA. Watershed boundaries, process zones and vegetation patches were digitized in a GIS. The file geodatabase also contains points representing site locations of detailed field sampling that occurred in 2008. During the summer of 2008 we surveyed channel, valley, and watershed characteristics and collected abundance and structure data for all vascular plant species within the riparian zone of the main stream channel for the same four watersheds.
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POLYGON ((-116.99320179902 39.44057914584, -117.29941535846 39.44057914584, -117.29941535846 39.073719279421, -116.99320179902 39.073719279421))
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Field mapping and sampling was conducted along the main channels of four upland watersheds in the Toiyabe mountain range of central Nevada, USA (Birch, Cottonwood, Kingston and San Juan Canyons).
USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
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January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2008
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005:059 - Department of Agriculture - Management Activities
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005:96 - Forest Service