Penn State University Airport



Vegetation - Soils - Hydrology - Habitat Suitability Index
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Site Identification

CWC Reference Number: 9
State: PA
County: Centre
Municipality: Benner
USGS Quad: State College
Watershed: Spring Creek
Hydrogeomorphic Class: Isolated Depression
Disturbance Class: Severe
Dominant Vegetation Class: PSS
Wetland Area: 0.2 ha (0.5 ac)
Year(s) Sampled: 1993, 1994






Vegetation

Herbaceous
percent cover: 47.3% (1-100%)
Dominant Species
Common Name: Scientific Name:
Teasel Dipsacus sylvestris
Common burdock Arctium minus
Virginia Creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia
Climbing nightshade Solanum dulcamara
Riverbank grape Vitis riparia


Woody
percent cover: 61.6% (0-100%)
Dominant Species
Common Name: Scientific Name:
Common buttonbush Cephalanthus occidentalis


Weighted Indicator Status (dominant spp.)
Herbaceous: 3.03
Woody: 1.34
Indicator Status (all spp.)
Herbaceous: 3.00
Woody: 1.00
Species Richness
Total: 57
Herbaceous: 55 (over 2 years)
Woody: 2






Soils

Matrix Chroma (mean): 1.0
Organic Matter (mean %): 8.66
Bulk Density (g/cm2): 0.76
Soil Series: Hublersburg silt loam
Texture (mean %)
sand:
19.7
silt:
49.4
clay:
31.0
Sedimentation Rate
mineral loading (g/cm2): NA
equivalent depth (cm): NA
organic loading (g/cm2): NA



Hydrology

Water Level
median (cm): -33.0
range (cm): -67.0 - 46.0
Water Quality
pH (mean): 6.8
Conductivity (mean): 320.0