Add rationale for subsampling/stem cut-offs (affects entry-tool too)
The Levels 2&3 natural stem datasheet allows for selection of 1 of 4
cutoff heights and also species specific subsamples for stems. There is a
concern that contractors will abuse these options in the interest of
maximizing the number of plots sampled per day. At a minimum we should
require that a rationale be recorded for any change in these options from
10 cm and and 100%. Further, it may be necessary to develop guidelines
for when such modification is permissable, thought this is probably more a
contractual matter for EEP than a real change in the protocol.
Regardless, the manual should be modified to require the rationale and to
advise the guidelines may be set by EEP.
Action Item: Steve drafts guidelines in consultation with CVS personnel.
Action Item: Michael implements changes as described above
#1 Updated by Michael Lee about 15 years ago
Quoting above: "At a minimum we should require that a rationale be recorded for any change in these options from 10 cm and and 100%."
This is implemented in the datasheets version b39. We still have to think about when it is permissible from a business rule point of view. Entry tool needs to accept this new info, too.