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Characteristics of central North Dakota wetlands determined from sample aerial photographs and ground study

Wildlife Society Bulletin

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Abstract

Wetland characteristics were assessed from a systematic sample of 66 plots, 3.22 km2 each, drawn from a 10,041-km2 study area in central North Dakota. Each plot was visited once and 8 sets of aerial photographs were obtained in 3 years. Density of wetland basins was 11.00 ha/km2, and area averaged 9.7 ha/km2. Seasonal and temporary wetlands were most abundant; semipermanent wetlands occupied the greatest area. Basin size was positively correlated with water permanence. Discriminant function analysis based on size and an index to wetness derived from photographs misclassified 33% of the wetland basins. Forty percent of the wetlands were tilled. Photography of sample plots is potentially useful for determining number of basins and wetland area, but precise classification of plant communities in this region would require ground study.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Characteristics of central North Dakota wetlands determined from sample aerial photographs and ground study
Series title:
Wildlife Society Bulletin
Volume
9
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1981
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Description:
p. 280-288
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
280
Last page:
288
Number of Pages:
8