ASTM International - ASTM E1923-97(2008)
Standard Guide for Sampling Terrestrial and Wetlands Vegetation (Withdrawn 2013)
|Publication Date:||1 February 2008|
|ICS Code (Environmental management):||13.020.10|
significance And Use:
Vegetation sampling is useful for investigating plant succession and community composition for a variety of purposes including land use planning, resource surveys, assessment of vegetation... View More
Vegetation sampling is useful for investigating plant succession and community composition for a variety of purposes including land use planning, resource surveys, assessment of vegetation response to toxic materials and other environmental stresses, and for ecological research (11).View Less
1.1 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 Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act 1981, (CERCLA: with its Remedial Investigation/Feasib
1.2 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.
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.