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Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Restoration Assessment (GLCWRA) Lake Ontario, U.S.

May 24, 2021

This dataset is part of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Restoration Assessment (GLCWRA) initiative. The GLCWRA initiative uses principles of geodesign to identify coastal wetland areas that have the greatest potential for habitat restoration. The data model uses the following seven primary parameters to identify and rank wetland restoration areas. The parameters are: Parameter 0: Water Parameter 1: Hydroperiod Parameter 2: Wetland Soils Parameter 3: Flowlines Parameter 4: Conservation and Recreation Lands Parameter 5: Impervious Surfaces Parameter 6: Land Use (represents developed areas without impervious surfaces but high societal value) The ancillary data include dikes, degree flowlines, study area and culverts. The resulting composite index raster can be used by ecological managers and planners to assist with the identification and selection of wetland for restoration initiatives.

Publication Year 2021
Title Great Lakes Coastal Wetland Restoration Assessment (GLCWRA) Lake Ontario, U.S.
DOI 10.5066/P9WUCQDU
Authors Anders L Hopkins, Nicole A. Dunn, Katherine M. Dooley, Chris A Sanocki
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Upper Midwest Water Science Center