Program Info

Website
http://www.fws.gov/Refuges/NaturalResourcePC/IandM/ and https://southwestnwrsnatresources.wordpress.com/type/image/
Region(s)
NW
Summary
Surface elevation, sea level rise
Parameters
Marsh (salt and oligohaline) vertical surface sediment elevation (m), vertical sediment accretion, sediment characterization, porewater salinity (categories), dominant vegetation mean height (m), shrub mean height (m), herbaceous mean height (m), carpet mean height (m), percent cover by species
Notes
It is USFWS protocol to collect data for 5 yrs, QA/QC then make it available to the public. Currently the only data available will be blurred lat/longs identifying general SET locations. https://data.doi.gov/dataset/southeast-coast-network-salt-marsh-elevation-monitoring-database-user-manual link only takes you to the database user manual - no data download. Data collection began in 2011 for Florida and 2014 for Texas. Vegetation protocols: http://cvs.bio.unc.edu/pubs/castanea63 ;262.pdf. Note that data load tables 620B and 620C contain species assemblages which to not match the individual species/genus or a land cover type that is used within SEACAR.
Application
advance understanding of the impacts of sea-level rise, altered hydrology and subsidence on coastal wetlands.
Publications
Project documents are available in USFWS ServCat database: https://ecos.fws.gov/ServCat/Reference/Profile/103308 and https://ecos.fws.gov/ServCat/Reference/Profile/102904
Start
2011
End
Current
Frequency
Annual
Method
rod surface elevation table (RSET) benchmark surveyed using national geodetic survey (NGS) guidelines, felspar clay in 50 cm x 50 cm plots, sediment cores (mini Macailay corer), slipper tubes, vegetation sampling, National Vegetation Classification Standard.
Discontinuity
Vegetation sampling began in 2013 in FL, Data collection started in 2012 in FL and 2015 in TX. Data has not been collected in several years, but the programs plans to sample again when conditions are favorable. Vegetation data have not been collected at St. Marks NWR since 2018 as the program no longer has a botanist.
Data Location
http://gcplcc.databasin.org/datasets/6a71b8fb60224720b903c770b8a93929 (SETs locations) and https://catalog.data.gov/dataset/vegetation-plot-data-of-the-coastal-wetland-elevation-monitoring-sites-on-national-wildlif
Data Format
shapefile (locations), CSV, XLS, PDF (maps)
NPS Southeast Coast Network Data Management System, Salt Marsh Elevation and Community Monitoring Database Module
Habitats
Coastal Wetlands
SEACAR Citation
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS); Southeast Regional Inventory and Monitoring Program. (2016). Inventory and Monitoring Network Status and Trends. Updated 06/30/2020. Distributed by: SEACAR Data Discovery Interface, Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. https://data.florida-seacar.org/programs/details/620
Alternative Citation

indicates priority attributes

Contacts
Jena Moon (TX)

jena_moon@fws.gov

Michelle Moorman

Water Resources Lead, Monitoring & Assessment Team Assignment: Water Resources

michelle_moorman@fws.gov

919-856-4520, ext 31

Export Standardized Data

Habitat(s) : Indicator(s) Last Updated File Download
Coastal Wetlands : Species Composition 07/08/24 12:58 PM Download File - Coastal Wetlands - 620.zip
DIP Document N/A Download File - DIP

Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection Managed Areas

Big Bend Seagrasses

Indicators

Indicator
Coastal Wetlands - Species Composition
Coastal Wetlands - Additional Indicators

Documentation and Data provided by program

File Type File Name Added On Details
GIS Indicator_Spatial.zip 11/15/18 10:46 AM View Details
Protocols MoormanProtocolFrameworkV1.0_mcm-JME.pdf 01/25/21 09:50 AM View Details
Protocols SALCCrefuges_2016_CWEMVegetationMonitoring.pdf 11/15/18 10:46 AM View Details
QA Field_Descriptions_CWEMVeg_datasets.pdf 11/15/18 10:46 AM View Details
Report St. Marks_SET_Analysis.pdf 12/12/22 08:46 AM View Details