Working Inside

When the dormant season occurs outside, we shift our work inside where data analysis and protocol revisions take place.  The data collected across the 6 transects will be summarized and baseline information obtained. Winter is also a good time to think about which protocols should be refined or added to the project.  For example, sapling data was collected with vegetation data in the 2 x 2 m plots. This coming year, one large plot (10 X 50 m) will be used to collect sapling data. As we add monitoring transects to each area, a clearer picture of sapling densities will emerge.