AFIRM Demo

Looking for the AFIRM Demo website? Due to the sensitive nature of some of the map data, I have removed the maps from the web, but have included our starter list of roadside inventory form fields and values below. If you would like to see one or more of the web maps displayed in our presentation, please email me at [email protected]

Thanks for your interest,
Brad Crawford
Northeast Iowa RC&D

 

Mobile Data Collection Form: Fields

Side of Road

North
East
South
West


Non-Native Grasses

Not Observed
0-15%: few non-native species
16-50%: several individual patches or bunches / potential for management
51-100%: area dominated by non-native vegetation / good potential for management

Non-Native Grass Species
Allow Other

Brome
Kentucky Bluegrass
Orchard Grass
Reed Canary
Timothy


Native Species Present

Not Observed
0-15%: few native species
16-50%: several individual patches or bunches / potential for management
51-100%: area dominated by native vegetation / good potential for management

Native Grasses
Allow Other

Big Bluestem
Canada Wild Rye
Cordgrass
Rough Dropseed
Indian Grass
Little Bluestem
Side Oats Gramma
Switchgrass

Native Forbs
Allow Other

Aster and Goldenrod
Aster
Black-eyed Susan
Blazing Star, Prairie
Blazing Star, Rough
Canada Milkvetch
Compass Plant
Coneflower
Cup Plant
Golden Alexanders
Goldenrod
Hoary Vervain
Large-flower Beardtongue
Lead plant
Milkweed, Butterfly
Milkweed, Common
Milkweed, Swamp
Mountain Mint
Ohio Spiderwort
Partridge Pea
Purple Prairie Clover
Rattlesnake Master
Round-headed Bushclover
Showy Tick Trefoil
Sideoats Grama
Sneezeweed
Sunflower
Sweetscented Joe Pye Weed
Thimbleweed
White Wild Indigo
Wild Bergamot
Wild Petunia
Wild Rose


Trees/Shrubs Present

None
Slight: few scattered small trees or shrubs on the back slope, few scattered overhanging branches
Moderate: several medium sized trees or numerous shrubs on the back slope, but no trees on the fore slope, many overhanging branches. Potential to become a visibility or obstruction problem area
Extensive: trees and shrubs in ditch bottom and fore slope, or large trees on back slope with low overhanging branches, trees are a visibility or obstruction

Noxious Weeds Present

Not Observed
Slight: few scattered individuals
Moderate: a patch or series of small patches
Extensive: area dominated by species

Noxious Weed Species
Allow Other

Crown Vetch
Giant Ragweed
Bull Thistle (Cirsium lanceolatum)
Canada Thistle (Cirsium arvense)
Musk Thistle (Carduus nutans)
Sweet Clover

Wetland Species
Allow Other

Cattail
Rush
Sedge


Bare Spots

None
Slight: small unvegetated area
Moderate: series of small unvegetated areas or a medium sized unvegetated area representing approximately 25% or the data collection site
Extensive: large unvegetated area – 50% or more of the data collection site

Encroachment
Adjacent landowner crosses over roadside boundary and uses the area. Typically for row crops.

None
Slight: top of back slope is being used
Moderate: entire back slope is being used
Extensive: back-slope and ditch bottom / fore slope is being used

Erosion
Gullies and soil slumping that occur within the roadside and soil erosion outside the roadside that causes soil deposits within the roadside

None
Slight: minor disturbance that has caused isolated erosion / siltation
Moderate: disturbance has caused erosion / siltation on 25% or more of the data point
Extensive: disturbance has caused erosion / siltation that threatens integrity of ROW structure (fore slope, back slope, ditch bottom) and function, or threatens function of structure or travelled portion of road (culvert or road top)

Spray/Burn
Herbicide damage from adjacent land use – typically row crop

None
Slight: herbicide damage to a portion of the back slope
Moderate: herbicide damage to most of the back slope
Extensive: over 50% of the data point damaged by herbicide


Yard/Lawn

Yes:yes
No:no

Special Areas
Allow Other

Adjacent Natural Area
Ditch Cleanout (New)
Ditch Cleanout (Old)
Future Project Site
Plant Collection Site
Organic Farms & Gardens
Seeding Area (New)

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