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Louisiana Barrier Island Comprehensive Monitoring Program - 2008 habitat map, West Chenier Region

May 18, 2020

The Barrier Island Comprehensive Monitoring (BICM) program was developed by Louisiana's Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and is implemented as a component of the System Wide Assessment and Monitoring Program (SWAMP). The program uses both historical data and contemporary data collections to assess and monitor changes in the aerial and subaqueous extent of islands, habitat types, sediment texture and geotechnical properties, environmental processes, and vegetation composition. Examples of BICM datasets include still and video aerial photography for documenting shoreline changes, shoreline positions, habitat mapping, land change analyses, light detection and ranging (lidar) surveys for topographic elevations, single-beam and swath bathymetry, and sediment grab samples. For more information about the BICM program, see Kindinger and others (2013).

Publication Year 2020
Title Louisiana Barrier Island Comprehensive Monitoring Program - 2008 habitat map, West Chenier Region
DOI 10.5066/P9L2GU4R
Authors William M. SooHoo, Nicholas M Enwright, Jason Dugas, Rosemary Mouton, Spencer J. Stelly, Darin M. Lee, Claudia Laurenzano, Peggy S. Borrok
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Wetland and Aquatic Research Center