Simplify level 3: no modules?, cover only by strata?
Cover records at Level 3. The intent of level 3 is to provide
information sufficient to assign a plot to a community type within the
NVC. We wish to achive this without any extra burden on the participants.
We agreed that it is a burden to track separate modules and to do both
total cover and cover by strata. In general, we seemed to agree that it
would be sufficient to record cover by strata and the total area of the
plot, and that modules should not appear until level 4.
Action Item: Everyone indicate to Bob their comfort level with this plan,
and then Bob consults with others to arrive at a concensus.
Action Item: bob conveys to Michael the decision and Michael makes
appropriate changes in the datasheet and Manual.