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Big Island Mining (AT-03): 2016 habitat classification

December 14, 2017

The Louisiana State Legislature created Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) in order to conserve, restore, create and enhance Louisiana's coastal wetlands. The wetland restoration plans developed persuant to these acts specifically require an evaluation of the effectiveness of each coastal wetlands restoration project in achieving long-term solutions to arresting coastal wetlands loss. This data set includes mosaicked aerial photographs for the Big Island Mining (AT-03) project for 2016. This data set is used as a basemap for habitat classification. It also serves as a visual tool for project managers to help them identify any obvious problems or land loss within their project boundary. To better evaluate the effectiveness of restoration efforts, a habitat classification is performed on specific CWPPRA sites to help assess landscape changes.

Publication Year 2017
Title Big Island Mining (AT-03): 2016 habitat classification
DOI 10.5066/F73T9G58
Authors Holly J Beck, Jason Dugas, Brady Couvillion
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Wetland and Aquatic Research Center - Gainesville, FL