Program Info

Website
https://rookerybay.org/learn/research.html
Region(s)
SW
Summary
The Reserve's upland habitats were mapped according to the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) classification scheme using 2010 aerial imagery, LiDAR and extensive field data collection. Updated in 2020 to include crosswalks to CLC, FNAI and other land cover classification schemes. The benthic habitats were mapped according to the Florida Land Use, Cover and Forms Classification System (FLUCCS) using 2014 aerial imagery.
Parameters
Benthic maps: oyster habitat area (acres), Continuous and discontinuous seagrass (acres), submerged aquatic vegetation (acres), hardbottom (acres), tunicate habitat (acres); Upland maps: acreage for 29 Level 2 and 88 Level 3 vegetation types, including coastal wetland habitats such as mangroves and salt marsh
Notes
Application
Publications
Start
1940
End
2014
Frequency
Periodic
Method
Interpretation and ground-truthing of aerial photographs from multiple sources and years. The upland mapping was also aided by aerial LiDAR survey data from 2007. Some trends were estimated in upland habitat change between 1940 and 2010, but many comparisons faced challenges associated with different georeferencing and image quality. The minimum mapping unit for the benthic habitat maps was 0.5 acres, except for oyster habitat which was 0.25 acres. Benthic habitat imagery was acquired in 2014 and ground-truthing conducted in 2015.
Discontinuity
Data Location
http://fdep.maps.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html?appid=8411a48443da4b029380951f70ce7885
Data Format
shapefiles
Habitats
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Oyster/Oyster Reef Coastal Wetlands
SEACAR Citation
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP); Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection (RCP); Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. (2014). Rookery Bay Reserve Habitat Maps. Updated 04/22/2022. Distributed by: SEACAR Data Discovery Interface, Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. https://data.florida-seacar.org/programs/details/4045
Alternative Citation

indicates priority attributes

Contacts
Jill Schmid

GIS Specialist

jill.schmid@dep.state.fl.us

239-530-5968

Jeff Carter

Stewardship Coordinator

Jeffrey.A.Carter@floridadep.gov

239-530-5960

Program Extent

Export Standardized Data

Habitat(s) : Indicator(s) Last Updated File Download
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation : Acreage 06/06/24 06:35 PM Download File - SAV Acreage - 4045.zip
Oyster/Oyster Reef : Acreage 06/06/24 06:35 PM Download File - Oyster Acreage - 4045.zip
Coastal Wetlands : Acreage 06/06/24 06:35 PM Download File - Coastal Wetlands Acreage - 4045.zip
DIP Document N/A Download File - DIP

Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection Managed Areas

Cape Romano-Ten Thousand Islands, Rookery Bay, Rookery Bay NERR

Indicators

Indicator
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation - Acreage
Oyster/Oyster Reef - Acreage
Coastal Wetlands - Acreage

Documentation and Data provided by program

File Type File Name Added On Details
GIS benthic_habitats_dissolve.zip 08/22/18 12:13 PM View Details
GIS RBNERR_CERP_CLC_NERR_2020_SEACAR.zip 04/16/20 07:34 AM View Details
GIS RBNERR_CERP_FNAI_NERR_1940_SEACAR.zip 04/16/20 07:34 AM View Details
GIS Upland_CERP_with_descriptions.zip 08/22/18 12:13 PM View Details
Logo DEP_logo_2019.png 04/08/19 01:57 PM View Details
Protocols UplandHabitatDocumentation.zip 08/22/18 12:13 PM View Details
Report 7-Benthic.habitat.map.Task3.6.3FinalReport.pdf 08/15/18 12:53 PM View Details