Basal Area Surveys

Date: Monday, November 22, 2021 (All day) to Sunday, December 31, 2023 (All day)

Location: Grand Bay NERR

Coordinating Agency: Grand Bay NERR

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With staff, you'll travel to remote sites to assist in measuring different classes of tree density. Basal area surveying uses a forestry prism to gauge distance of certain trees from a center point in the plot - and then we measure the diameter of those trees at breast height. That data can be broken down by species, sizes classes, etc. to give an idea of how much timber is in a given habitat, in order to make management and restoration decisions.