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KENAI LOWLANDS


MATANUSKA-SUSITNA VALLEY

Seward Wetlands


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Home Map Unit Summary Key to the communities Discharge Slope Riparian
        Wetland / Upland Complex: WU Forested Communities: Headwater Fen Kettle

Resources:

DISTURB  Balsam poplar / Thinleaf alder   Kettle Tidal
Alaska Field Indicators (soils from NRCS) Depressions:  Black Spruce / Crowberry - Lingonberry Relict Glacial Drainageway Headwater Fen
1987 Wetland Delineation Manual  Component D1  Black spruce / Field horsetail – Dwarf birch Relict Glacial Lakebed Drainageway
2007 Alaska Regional Supplement v2.0 to the delineation manual  Units: D12, D21  Black spruce / Labrador tea   Riverine Depression
Literature cited  Units: D1-3, D13  Black spruce / Woodland horsetail - Labrador tea Spring Fen Discharge Slope
Metadata  Units: D1-4, D14  Lutz spruce / Barclay's willow / Bluejoint
VLD Trough
Map Units
Shapefile Wetland Boundary File GoogleEarth File  Component: D2  Lutz spruce / Barclay's willow / Ericaceous shrub
Tidal

Depression

Geomorphic Component Descriptions:  Units: D23, D32  Lutz spruce / Barclay's willow / Field Horsetail
Tidal / Drainageway

D32D1 ,D12, D43

  Depression  Units: D2-4, D24, D42  Lutz spruce / Barclay's willow / Field horsetail / Crowberry
Wetland/Upland

Relict Glacial Drainageway

  Discharge Slope  Component: D3  Lutz spruce / Dwarf birch – Field horsetail
Disturbed Wetlands

D1-

  Floating Island  Units: D34, D43, D34d  Lutz spruce / Field horsetail – Bluejoint  

D2

  Headwater Fen  Component: D4  Lutz spruce / Field horsetail – Oakfern  

D23,

  Kettle Discharge Slopes:  Lutz spruce / Oakfern - Bluejoint  

D3

  Late Snowmelt Plateau   Alder component  Lutz spruce / Rusty menziesia / Field horsetail  

D34,

  Relict Glacial Drainageway   Alder / Lutz Spruce units  Lutz spruce / Sitka alder / Field horsetail  

D4

  Relict Glacial Lakebed   Other Alder units Shrubby Communities:  

  Riverine   Black Spruce component  Bog blueberry – Dwarf birch – Tufted hairgrass  

DW3

  Tidal   Black Spruce units  Bog blueberry – Manyflower sedge – Dwarf birch  

DW5A

Wetland / Upland Complexes   Bluejoint grass component  Barclay's Willow / Bluejoint  

Headwater Fen

Disturbed Wetlands   Bluejoint /Alder units  Barclay's willow / Bluejoint - Field horsetail  

H1

Map Unit Summary   Bluejoint / Lutz Spruce units  Barclay's willow / Bluejoint / Marsh fivefinger  

H1-3, H31

Glossary   White Spruce component  Barclay's willow / Rich  

H2

Habitat Analyses   White Spruce units  Crowberry – Bog blueberry  

H23, H32

Technical Resources

  Lutz Spurce component  Crowberry – Labrador tea  

H3

Soils:   Lutz Spruce / Willow units  Feltleaf willow / Bluejoint  

H4

  Hydric Field Indicators (3.8 Mb .pdf)   Willow Component  Sitka alder / Field horsetail  

H43, H34

  Alaska Hydric Indicators (4 Mb .pdf)   Willow / Bluejoint units  Sitka alder / Marsh horsetail  

Kettle

  Kenai Hydric Soils List Floating Island  Sitka alder / Shieldfern  

K1, K1c

Plants: Headwater Fens:  Sweetgale – Bluejoint  

K12, K21

  Plant Name Synonomy   Component: H1  Sweetgale – Dwarf  birch / Water horsetail  

K13, K31, K1-3

  Plant Names and Authors   Units: H1-3, H21, H13  Sweetgale – Livid sedge     K1-4, K2-4
  Wetland Indicator Status   Component: H2  Sweetgale – Shrubby cinquefoil  

K2, K2c

Wetlands:   Units: H23, H32  Tealeaf willow / Crowberry  

K23, K23c, K32

  1987 Delineation Manual (1.5Mb .pdf)   Unit: H2-4  Thinleaf alder / Bluejoint  

K3

  Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (1972)   Component: H3 Graminoid Communities:  

K34, K43

  Press Release of SWANCC decision   Component: H4  Alkaligrass  

K4

  Alaska Regional Delineation Supplement v.2.0 (September 2007, 3.1 Mb .pdf)   Units: H34, H43  Beachrye  

Riparian

Project Documentation: Kettles:  Beaked sedge – Water horsetail  

RB

  Shapefile Metadata   Component: K1  Bluejoint / Dwarf birch  

RC

  Methods   Units: K1-3, K13, K31  Bluejoint - Field horsetail  

RD3C

  Homer Metadata   Units: K1-4, K14  Bluejoint floating island  

RD4C

  Homer Methods   Component: K2  Bluejoint streamside  

RD4F1(c)

  Seward Methods   Units: K21, K12  Circumpolar reedgrass – Pacific silverweed  

RD4F12, F21

  Seward Metadata   Units: K23, K32  Fewflower sedge – Crowberry  

RD4F1-3, F1-4, F2-4

  Habitat Function   Units: K2-4, K24, K42  Fewflower sedge - Dwarf birch  

RD4F2

Downloads:   Component: K3  Fewflower sedge – Tall cottongrass  

RD4F23, F32

  QuickGuide to Mapping classification   Units: K34, K43, K34d  Fewflower sedge – Tufted hairgrass  

RD4F3

  Shape and Layer files for ArcGIS (14.6 Mb, zipped)   Component: K4  Lyngbye’s Sedge  

RD4F34, F43

  Homer Wetland shapefile (790k, zipped) Late Snowmelt Plateau: LSP  Lyngbye’s sedge – Water horsetail  

RD4F4

  Seward Wetland shapefile (400k, zipped) Relict Glacial Drainageways:  Mud sedge – Buckbean  

RD4SC

  Coho Analysis shapefiles (2.5 Mb, zipped)   Component: DW1  Ramensk’s sedge  

RD4T1

  NRCSSoils shapefiles for Western Kenai Peninsula (20 Mb, zipped)   Units: DW12, DW21  Tall cottongrass – Livid sedge  

RD4T2

  Wetland Poster (65 Mb 36"x44" .pdf) (smaller .jpg version)   Units: DW1-3, DW31  Tufted bulrush – Alpine bulrush  

Discharge Slope

  Coho Wetland Analysis Poster (17 Mb 24"x44" .pdf)   Units: DW1-4, DW1-5, DW1-5A  Tufted bulrush – Dwarf birch  

SA

Miscellaneous:   Component: DW2  Tufted bulrush – Fewflower sedge  

SPS

  Glossary   Units: DW32, DW23  Tufted bulrush – Sweetgale  

Tidal

  Literature Cited   Units: DW2-4, DW24, DW42  Tufted bulrush – Tall cottongrass  

T07

Kenai Borough Interactive Map   Units: DW2-5A complexes  Tufted bulrush – Tufted hairgrass  

T5

(Choose wetlands from the View drop-down menu, use links tool to obtain descriptions and site photos where available)   Component: DW3  Water sedge / Marsh fivefinger  

T6

Wetlands & Climate Map Sheet (36" x 44"; 16 Mb)   Units: DW34, DW43 Sphagnum Moss Communities:  

T65

MatSu Wetland Ecosystem Poster (36" x 45"; 28.5 Mb)

  Units: DW35, DW53, DW3-5  Sphagnum moss - Creeping sedge  

T7

    Units: DW35A, DW5A3, DW3-5A  Sphagnum moss - Ericaceous shrub  

T67, T76

    Component: DW4  Sphagnum moss - Leatherleaf  

T78, T87

Soil Series Descriptions:     DW45A complexes  Sphagnum moss – Manyflower sedge  

WU

Beluga     Component: DW5  Sphagnum moss - Red cottongrass  

Chugach National Forest Plant Communities

Benka     Component: DW5A  Sphagnum moss - Round sedge  

Forested:

Bernice     Units: DW5A5, DW55A  Sphagnum moss - Tall cottongrass  

Lutz spruce / Sitka alder - rusty menziesia

Caswell     DWR Complex  Sphagnum moss - Water sedge  

Sitka spruce / Sitka alder

Chena Tidal: Relict Glacial Lakebed: Herbaceous Communities:  

Sitka spruce / common horsetail

Chilligan   Component: T0   Component: LB1  Buckbean  

Sitka spruce - black cottonwood / Sitka alder

Chulitna   Units: T04, T40, T0-4   Units: LB1-3; LB31  Goosetongue  

Sitka spruce - black cottonwood / common horsetail

Chunilna   Unit: T05   Units: LB1-4; LB41; LB1-5  Marsh arrowgrass – Seaside arrowgrass  

Sitka spruce / Barclay willow

Clam Gulch   Component: T1   Component: LB2  Slender glasswort  

Sitka spruce / early blueberry

Clunie   Units: T41; T1-4; T14   Units: LB21; LB12  Wild calla – Water horsetail  

Western hemlock - Sitka spruce / early blueberry

Coal Creek   Unit: T17   Units: LB23, LB32    

Mountain hemlock / Sitka alder

Cohoe   Component: T2   Units: LB24; LB42; LB2-4    

Mountain hemlock / rusty menziesii

Delyndia   Units: T2-4; T42; T32; T23   Units: LB62; LB26; LB2-6    

Mountain hemlock - Sitka spruce / devil's club

Doroshin   Unit T29   Component: LB3    

Mountain hemlock - Sitka spruce / early blueberry

Estelle   Component: T3   Units: LB34; LB43    

Mountain hemlock / early blueberry

Foreland   Units: T35; T53; T3-5   Units: LB36; LB63; LB3-6    

Mountain hemlock / early blueberry - rusty menziesia

Island   Unit: T36   Component: LB4     Shrubs:
Jacobsen   Units: T73; T37   Units: LB45; LB54    

Sitka alder - devil's club

Kachemak   Component: T4   Units: LB46; LB64; LB4-6    

Sitka alder - Barclay willow

Kalifonsky   Units: T43; T34   Component: LB5    

Barclay willow / Sitka sedge

Kashwitna   Units: T45; T54   Units: LB25; LB2-5    

Sitka willow

Kenai   Units: T46; T64; T4-6   Unit: LB56     Graminoid:
Killey   Component: T5   Component: LB6    

Bluejoint reedgrass

Kliskon   Unit: T51   Complex: LBSF    

Fewflower sedge

Kliston   Unit: T5-7 AMT    

Sitka sedge

Knik   Unit: T58 RIVERINE:       Beachrye - yarrow
Kroto   Component: T6   Unit: RA     Herbaceous:
Longmare   Units: T65; T56   Unit: RAA    

Water horsetail

Moose River   Complexes: DW3T6; T6DW3   Unit: RB     SOILS:
Mutnala   Component: T7   Unit: RC       Cryofluvents
Naptowne   Units: T74; T74d   Unit: RDA    

Dystrocryepts

Nikishka   Units: T76; T67   Unit: REa       Fluvaqentic Cryofibrists
Niklason   Component: T8   Unit: REb    

Histic Cryaquepts

Nikolai   Units: T86; T6-8   Unit: REl    

Typic Humicryods

Puntilla   Units: T78; T87; T78d   Unit: REs    

Typic Cryaquents

Qutal   Component: T9   Unit: Rib    

Typic Cryosaprists

Salamatof   Units: T69; T96   Unit: RT      
Slikok   Unit: T98      

 

Snowdance   T9x Complexes: T9LB3; T9K3; T9SA; T9SC        
Soldatna   Unit: Tcs        
Spenard   Unit: TL        
Starichkof   Unit: TR        
Susitna          
Talkeetna          
Tokositna          
Torpedo Lake          
Tyonek          
Whitsol          
Nikolaevsk          
Redoubt          
Smokey Bay          
Tlkakila          
Truuli          
Tuxedni          
           
           
           
           

 


Contact: Mike Gracz
Kenai Watershed Forum 
PO Box 15301
Fritz Creek, AK  99603

05 May 2007 08:30