Natural Pineland Habitat Florida 2003

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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission-Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
Publication_Date: Unpublished material
Title: Natural Pineland Habitat Florida 2003
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage: <http://research.myfwc.com/>
Description:
Abstract:
This data set was originally part of a raster data set called "terr_sub" used in the CWCS Strategy. "Terr_sub" was reclassified from the 2003 Landcover data set.
This class represents a subset of the Pinelands class in the FWC 2003 Florida Vegetation and Land Cover. Areas identified as Tree Plantations on private lands (using the Water Managmement Districts Land Use Land Cover data)were removed from the Pineland class of the FWC 2003 data. Additionally, pine rocklands were removed and put into a distinct category. The remaining Pinelands were classified as Natural Pinelands. This category includes natural pine forests, excluding pine rocklands, sandhills, and sand pine scrub, which are listed as separate categories. Natural Pineland habitats include mesic, hydric and scrubby flatwoods, and upland pine forests. Before human settlement, much of north and central Florida was covered by Natural Pineland. Much of this habitat type has been altered by humans as a result of conversion to agriculture and pine plantations, alteration of fire regimes, and introduced species. Pine flatwoods occur on flat sandy terrain where the overstory is characterized by longleaf pine, slash pine, or pond pine. The type of pineland habitat present is usually related to soil differences and small variations in topography. Hydroperiod is an important factor determining what kind of pineland is represented. Generally, flatwoods dominated by longleaf pine occur on well-drained sites while pond pine-dominated sites occur in poorly drained areas, and slash pinedominated sites occupy intermediate or moderately moist areas. The understory and ground cover within these three communities are somewhat similar and include several common species such as saw palmetto, gallberry, wax myrtle, and a wide variety of grasses and herbs. Generally, wiregrass and runner oak dominate longleaf pine sites; fetterbush and bay trees are found in pond pine areas, while saw palmetto, gallberry, and rusty lyonia occupy slash pine flatwoods sites. Scrubby flatwoods habitat typically occurs on drier ridges, many of which formed originally on or near old coastal dunes. Longleaf pine or slash pine dominates the overstory, whereas the ground cover is similar to that present in xeric oak scrub habitat. Cypress domes, bay heads, titi swamps, and freshwater marshes are commonly interspersed in isolated depressions throughout natural pineland habitats.
Purpose: To represent natural pinelands in Florida.
Supplemental_Information:
Prior to July 1, 2004, the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) was known as the Florida Marine Research Institute (FMRI). The institute name has not been changed in historical data sets or references to work completed by the Florida Marine Research Institute. The institute name has been changed in references to ongoing research, new research, and contact information.
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Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2003
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
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Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
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Address: 100 Eighth Avenue Southeast
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In the source data set all attribute values fall within defined values. The vectorized data set was compared to the source to make sure that the area represented matched.
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This data set was originally part of a raster data set called "terr_sub" used in the CWCS Strategy. "Terr_sub" was reclassified from the 2003 Landcover data set so that areas identified as Tree Plantations on private lands (using the Water Management Districts Land Use Land Cover data) were removed from the Pineland class of the FWC 2003 data and classified as Commercial Pinelands.
Natural Pinelands category was reselected from the full "terr_sub" raster dataset using ArcGIS 9.1 Spatial Analyst, and converted from raster to vector without generalizing the polygons.
Process_Date: 200709

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