14. LFC – PFO

General Information

Reference Number: 14
State: Pennsylvania
County: Centre
Municipality: Spring
USGS Quad: Centre Hall
Watershed: Little Fishing Creek
Hydrogeomorphic Class: Slope
Disturbance Class: Pristine
Dominant Vegetation Class: PFO
Wetland Area: 1.2 ha (3.0 ac)
Year(s) Sampled: 1993, 1994

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Vegetation

Herbaceous
Percent Cover: 10.5% (range 0-90%)
Dominant Species
Common Name Scientific Name
Goldenrod Solidago sp.
Lurid Sedge Carex lurida
Violet Viola sp.
Long awned wood grass Brachelytrum erectum
Field Spotted touch-me-not Impatiens capensis
Woody
Percent cover: 96.0% (range 80-100%)
Dominant Species
Rhododendron Rhododendron maximum
Speckled alder Alnus incana
Eastern hemlock Tsuga canadensis
Red maple Acer rubrum
White pine Pinus strobus
Weighted Indicator Status (dominant species)
Herbaceous: 1.15
Woody: 4.17
Weighted Indicator Status (all species)
Herbaceous: 2.00
Woody: 3.31
Species Richness
Total: 57
Herbaceous: 49 (over 2 years)
Woody: 8

Soils

Matrix Chroma (mean): 1.3
Organic Matter (mean %): 37.06
Bulk Density (g/cm2): 0.20
Soil Series: Andover very stony loam
Texture (mean %)
Sand: 41.0
Silt: 38.4
Clay: 20.5
Sedimentation Rate
Mineral loading (g/cm2): 0.07
Equivalent depth (cm): 0.10
Organic loading (g/cm2): 20.5

Hydrology

Water Level
Median (cm): -11.0
Range (cm): -50.0 – 15.24
Water Quality
pH (mean): 5.5
Conductivity (mean): 61.1