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  1. 1st Annual CompetitionEach Contracting Firm & CVS Staff by Michael Lee June 10, 2009

  2. Rules • Number a paper from 1-16. • Please put away your binders, papers, computers. • Compete for the glory of winning • or defeating the CVS staff • Once we move on to a new question, please do not go back and change or fill in an old question. • CVS staff may get different questions. • Kevin can be the judge on ambiguous answers • Honor system.

  3. #1 • #1 Contracting Firms: What is the URL of the CVS website? • #1 CVS: What is the URL of the EEP website?

  4. #2 • When do you NOT measure ddh for a planted stem?

  5. #3 • #3 Contracting Firms: Name 4 required fields for level 1-2 plot datasheets not including fields related to geocoordinates or plot name (project, team, plot). • #3 CVS Staff: How many unique datasheet pages do we have in our most recent set of datasheets?

  6. #4 • What do VMD and VBD stand for?

  7. #5 • #5 Firms: Name at least one of the authors of the major Flora of the southeast published in 1968. • #5 CVS Staff: Who won all 4 men's tennis grand slam events in 1969? Hint: it is NOT the same person!!!

  8. #6 • #6 Firms: What is the current preferred taxonomic standard, with date? • #6 CVS Staff: Name 4 contracting firms currently in EEP's on-call list.

  9. #7 • How long (maximally) do you have between installation and VBD?

  10. #8 • When does year 1 VMD sampling occur?

  11. #9 • #9 Firms: What is the name of CVS level-5 plot excursion that occurs 2-3 times per year? • #9 CVS: Name 2 out of the 3 plans and drawings before monitoring listed on the EEP Projects Spreadsheet.

  12. #10 • #10 Firms: How big is an are? • #10 CVS Staff: Name the city in Wisconsin whose name is three words, but <=10 total letters.

  13. #11 • #11 Firms: What is our preferred date format? Give today's date in that format as an example. • #11 CVS: What is the average high-temperature from June-August of Columbia SC (+/- 2 deg F)? Is it higher or lower than Austin, TX?

  14. #12 • What does the "R" source code stand for on the planted woody stems datasheet?

  15. #13 • #13 Firms: Name 3 damage categories on the Planted Woody Stems datasheet, excluding animals. • #13 CVS: Name the three orders of the mammals listed in the damage categories.

  16. #14 • #14 Firms: List the 3 unknown species scenarios • #14 CVS: What is the name of the device that controls how much (or if) water flows to a waterwheel on a mill?

  17. #15 • What values would you fill in on the Planted Woody Stems datasheet for ddh, Height, and DBH for this plant (green=alive): 3.75m 2.76m 1.31m 1.4 cm 1.2 cm 1.9 cm ground

  18. #16 • #16 Firms: Where does the cursor go on the Planted Woody Stems form when you press <enter> on your keyboard? • #16 CVS: What is the diagonal distance on a 10m x 10m plot?

  19. The answers…

  20. #1 ANSWER • #1 Contracting Firms: What is the URL of the CVS website? • cvs.bio.unc.edu • www.cvs.com gets you the drug store • #1 CVS: What is the URL of the EEP website? • www.nceep.net

  21. #2 ANSWER • When do you NOT measure ddh for a planted stem? • If height is >2.5m • AND for Live-Stakes

  22. #3 ANSWER • #3 Contracting Firms: Name 4 required fields for level 1-2 plot datasheets not including fields related to geocoordinates or plot name (project, team, plot) • Plot leader, start date, taxonomic standard (with date), state, EEP reach, X-axis bearing, plot size, post coordinates • #3 CVS Staff: How many unique datasheet pages do we have in our most recent set of datasheets? • 10: Plot (levels 1-2), Plot (3), Plot x 2 (4-5), Planted Stems (1-2), Planted Stems x Natural Stems Hybrid (2), Natural Stems (2-3), Natural Stems (4-5), Cover (3-4), Cover (5)

  23. #4 ANSWER • What do VMD and VBD stand for? • Vegetation Monitoring Data • Vegetation Baseline Data

  24. #5 ANSWER • #5 Firms: Name at least one of the authors of the major Flora of the southeast published in 1968. • Radford, Ahles, Bell • #5 CVS-EEP Staff: Who won all 4 men's tennis grand slam events in 1969? • Rod Laver

  25. #6 Firms: What is the current preferred taxonomic standard (with date?) Weakley 2006 #6 CVS-EEP Staff: Name 4 contracting firms. Axiom Environmental, Inc. Confluence Engineering, PC Ecological Engineering, LLP EcoScience Corporation, a Division of PBS&J Equinox Environmental Consultation and Design, Inc. Jordan, Jones & Goulding, Inc. KCI Associates of North Carolina, PA Kimley-Horn & Associates, Inc. Ko & Associates, PC Land Management Group, Inc. MACTEC Engineering and Consulting, Inc. Michael Baker Engineering, Inc. Mulkey, Inc. Robert J. Goldstein & Associates, Inc. Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. Tetra Tech, Inc. Ward Consulting Engineers, PC Wildlands Engineering, Inc. Wolf Creek Engineering, PLLC #6 ANSWER

  26. #7 ANSWER • How long (maximally) do you have between installation and VBD? • 60 days

  27. #8 ANSWER • When does year 1 VMD sampling occur? • September

  28. #9 ANSWER • #9 Firms: What is the name of CVS level-5 plot excursion that occurs 2-3 times per year? • Pulse • #9 CVS: Name 2 out of the 3 plans and drawings before monitoring listed on the EEP Projects Spreadsheet. • Restoration Plan, Mitigation Plan, As-built Drawing

  29. #10 ANSWER • #10 Firms: How big is an are? • 100 sq. meters • I will also accept 1,076.39 sq. feet • 1/100 hectare! • #10 CVS Staff: Name the city in Wisconsin whose name is three words, but <=10 total letters. • Fond du Lac

  30. #11 ANSWER • #11 Firms: What is our preferred date format? Give today's date in that format as an example. • DD-MMM-YYYY • 10-JUN-2009 • #11 CVS: What is the average high-temperature from June-August of Columbia SC (+/- 2 deg F)? Is it higher or lower than Austin, TX? • Columbia: 93 deg F • Austin: 94 deg F • lower, but not by much!

  31. #12 ANSWER • What does the "R" source code stand for on the planted woody stems datasheet? • bare Root

  32. Name 3 damage categories on the Planted Woody Stems datasheet, excluding animals. Removal Cut Mowing Beaver Deer Rodents (presumably other than Beaver) Insects Game Livestock Other/Unknown animal Human Trampled Site too wet Site too dry Flood Drought Storm Hurricane Diseased Vine Strangulation #13-Firms ANSWER

  33. 13-CVS ANSWER • #13 CVS: Name the three mammalian orders of the mammals listed in the damage categories. • Rodentia (Beaver, Rodents) • Artiodactyla (Deer) • Primata (Humans)

  34. #14 ANSWER • #14 Firms: List the 3 unknown species scenarios • Genus/Family sp. • DONTKNOW • Unknown • #14 CVS: What is the name of the device that controls how much (or if) water flows to a waterwheel on a mill? • sluice gate

  35. #15 ANSWER • What values would you fill in on the Planted Woody Stems datasheet for ddh, Height, and DBH for this plant (green=alive): 3.75m 2.76m Height=270 (binned down from 276 cm) 1.31m DBH=1 (binned down to 1 from 1.4) 1.4 cm 1.2 cm ddh=(blank) as height is >=250 cm 1.9 cm ground I actually got this one wrong at first and had to correct it!

  36. #16 ANSWER • #16 Firms: Where does the cursor go on the Planted Woody Stems form when you press <enter> on your keyboard? • Next row, first column [species name] • #16 CVS: What is the diagonal distance on a 10m x 10m plot? • 14.142m (I will accept 14.14m also)