Standard Guide for Sampling Terrestrial and Wetlands Vegetation
|Publication Date:||10 December 1997|
|ICS Code (Environmental management):||13.020.10|
This guide covers environmental studies such as risk assessments,
planning projects, or research
typically including characterization of ecological resources.
Compliance with federal statutes (for
example, National Environmental Policy Act 1970, (NEPA); Comprehensive
Compensation and Liability Act 1981, (CERCLA: with its Remedial
As with any data gathering activity, the value of information is affected by the strategy and sampling design. Determining the number of sample points, temporal and spatial location of sample points, relationships among sampling points, and the correspondence of other sampling activities are important considerations. Strengths and limitations of various methods are described in general terms in this guide. However, the key issues linked to data quality relate to the specific question being addressed and the adequacy of the field sampling plan.
The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.