Program Info

Website
http://www.tbep.org/
Region(s)
SW
Summary
The Critical Coastal Habitat Assessment (CCHA) was developed as a long-term monitoring effort to examine the status and trends of coastal habitats in the face of climate change, sea-level rise, and other anthropologic impacts (Price et al. 2017). This monitoring program is designed to be an early warning system that will enable improved adaptive management and restoration of coastal habitats (PBS&J 2010). The CCHA protocol includes monitoring flora, fauna, and abiotic parameters across a transect of coastal habitats, with specific emphasis on tracking long-term landward shifts in vegetation. Monitoring sites are intended to be revisited every 3-5 years in perpetuity.
Parameters
Vegetation composition, percent cover, species richness, shoot density, tree composition, soil percent organic content, poreware salinity, sediment accretion and erosion, estimated of fiddler crabs and burrows, invertebrates and mammal activity
Notes
Application
assess the mosaic of critical coastal habitats to detect changes from natural and anthropogenic impacts including climate change and to improve management of habitats
Publications
Start
2014
End
Current
Frequency
Periodic
Method
topographic survey, permanent transect, permanent benchmarks, elevation of transect and site control, Stratified random quadrats one meter square plots along belt transect, photos, feldspar horizons, Shallow well piezometers
Discontinuity
Data Location
By Request https://github.com/tbep-tech/ccha-workflow https://shiny.tbep.org/ccha-workflow/
Data Format

Habitats
Coastal Wetlands
SEACAR Citation
Tampa Bay Estuary Program. (2018). Tampa Bay Critical Coastal Habitat Assessment. Updated 05/25/2023. Distributed by: SEACAR Data Discovery Interface, Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. https://data.florida-seacar.org/programs/details/906
Alternative Citation

indicates priority attributes

Contacts
Marcus Beck

TBEP Program Scientist

mbeck@tbep.org

Kerry Flaherty-Walia

Restoration Ecologist

kfwalia@tbep.org

Export Standardized Data

Habitat(s) : Indicator(s) Last Updated File Download
Coastal Wetlands : Species Composition 07/08/24 12:59 PM Download File - Coastal Wetlands - 906.zip
DIP Document N/A Download File - DIP

Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection Managed Areas

Boca Ciega Bay, Pinellas County

Indicators

Indicator
Coastal Wetlands - Species Composition

Documentation and Data provided by program

File Type File Name Added On Details
Data CCHA_TransectDataRolledUp.xlsx 10/02/20 02:03 PM View Details
Data PCQ-CCHA.xlsx 11/01/22 11:38 AM View Details
Data trees_m2.csv 02/28/23 04:24 PM View Details
Data Veg_CCHA_Transects.xlsx 11/01/22 11:38 AM View Details
Data Veg_Data_CCHA.zip 07/13/18 11:49 AM View Details
GIS GIS_CCHA.zip 07/13/18 11:49 AM View Details
Logo tbep_logo.png 07/13/18 11:49 AM View Details
Protocols Additional Related Documents.docx 10/02/20 02:03 PM View Details
Protocols Raulerson_CERF2019_CCHA.pdf 10/02/20 02:03 PM View Details
Protocols TBEP_05_17_CCHA_Phase_2_baseline_report.pdf 07/13/18 11:49 AM View Details
Protocols TBEP_06_17_CCHA_Training_Manual.pdf 07/13/18 11:49 AM View Details