PROCEDURES FOR 2 PERSON TEAM:
A Recorder and a Counter
Using a 20 meter rope (1/4
or 3/8 diameter) choose two numbers from chart and mark respective
meters on the 20 meter rope (electric or duct tape works well). Determine
which end of beach will be the start point.
Starting at the designated beach point, the
stationary recorder holds the end from which the meters were marked
while the counter walks to the first designated meter marker.
Lay the meter square counter down on the area
to be censused making sure that the square is on the near side of the
marker and count. Call out the numbers to the recorder.
Walk to the next marker and repeat.
Walk to stretch out the length of the rope
and mark the beach with your foot (draw a line).
Both move. The line on the beach become the
stationary spot for the recorder. Repeat the process until the kilometer