Collection Data

Page Contents: Section | Significance | Background | Location & Dates | Taxonomic Contents | Documentation | Description of Collection | Collection Inventory | Collection Assets | Specimen Condition | Container Condition | Label Condition | Label Content | Level of Taxonomic Identification

Yokohl Ranch Vernal Pools 2007-2008

Section Responsible for Processing (Top)


Significance (Top)

This is a branchiopod survey from the Yokohl Valley, Tulare County, California.

Background (Top)

Quad Knopf Consultants conducted surveys for federally listed branchiopods during to determine the presence and distribution of branchiopods within the Yokohl Ranch project site. The project site is situated in the southern Sierra Nevada foothills, east of Exeter, in Tulare County. Elevation of the site ranges from 530 to 5,400 feet above mean sea level. The main portion of the 36,000 acre project site is situated in Yokohl Valley, approximately 2,000 feet in width and is bisected by Yokohl Creek which divides the northern and southern portions of Yokohl Valley. The remainder of the project site extends into the higher elevations of Chickencoop Canyon and Oak Flat. The location of vernal pools on the project site and the locations where federally-listed branchiopods were found are provided in Figure 2.

Collection Location and Dates (Top)

Tulare County, California. 2007-2008 wet season and during the July, August, September, October 2007 dry season.

Taxonomic Contents (Top)

branchiopods (fairy shrimp)

Documentation (Top)

correspondence has been scanned and is available electronically.

Description of Collection (Top)

There are both cysts and adults in this collection.

Collection Inventory (Top)

61 lots, sorted and identified

Collection Assets (Top)

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12/05/2009 View [100.7 kB] correspondence
12/05/2009 View [909.4 kB] site map

Specimen Condition (Top)

Date 4: New alcohol needed immediately (specimens will otherwise be irreparably damaged) 3: Containers need to be 'topped off' 2: New alcohol needed within next 6-12 months 1: No curation needed at present
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Container Condition (Top)

Date 4: Immediate short-term (less than 5 years) storage container replacement needed. Present containers are inadequate. Curate in the short-term with plastic buckets, whirltop bags, or similar. 3: Specimens contained in museum-grade long-term (greater than 5 years) storage containers. Jars need new closures (e.g. replace Bakelite and metal lids). 2: Transfer to museum-grade long-term storage containers. Replace or transfer to new jars and glass vials, replace cotton and closures. 1: Containers are museum-grade and meet highest curation standards.
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Label Condition (Top)

Date 4: New labels needed immediately (original labels in poor condition, paper torn/worn, legibility poor). 3: New labels needed within next 1-2 years (original labels beginning to wear, pencil writing fading, low quality paper was used). 2: New labels needed are as a result of curation and accretion of collection. 1: No new labels needed at present.
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Label Content (Top)

Date 2: New label or additional label needed because original label data is incomplete and supporting documentation provides additional collection data which greately enhances significance and value of each lot. 1: Label content complete. All collection data are contained on label.
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Level of Taxonomic Identification (Top)

Date 7: Not identified 6: Phylum 5: Class 4: Order 3: Family 2: Genus 1: Species
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