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
Recommended Citation
Tampa Bay Estuary Program. (2016). Tampa Bay Critical Coastal Habitat Assessment. Updated 01/20/2021. Distributed by: SEACAR Data Discovery Interface, Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. https://dev.seacar.waterinstitute.usf.edu/programs/details/906.

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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 Compositon, Species Compositon 06/23/22 10:29 AM Download File - Coastal Wetlands - 906.txt
Coastal Wetlands : Species Compositon, Species Compositon Download File - Coastal Wetlands - 906.txt
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 Compositon

Documentation and Data provided by program

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