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Short Citation:
National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, 2022: Mangrove Restoration Areas in Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/39371.

Item Identification

Title: Mangrove Restoration Areas in Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve
Short Name: mangrove_restor_met
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2005
Abstract:

Apart from two 100 m test plots, mangrove restoration activities were conducted between 1999 and 2001. Each year, thousands of red mangrove propagules were planted in three large rectangular plots on the western side of Sugar Bay. In addition to those large plots, a fringe planting of propagules was conducted along much of the eastern shore of Sugar Bay. A small zone of black mangroves was also planted in 2001 although less than 1% survived long term. Detailed methods of restoration activities are available in Riley and Kent 1999 and SEA 2004. Restoration mangroves were not visible in the 2000 imagery due to the small size of individual seedlings. These plots were therefore delineated with the aid of GPS waypoints acquired by walking or kayaking around the perimeter of each plot. GPS positions were used as a guide to digitize the boundaries of the restoration areas and the results are presented.

Purpose:

These maps were created to show the mangrove restoration activies at Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve.

Notes:

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Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus Version 1 Geographic Information > polygons
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus Version 1 EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Benthic Habitat
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus Version 1 EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Mangroves
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus Version 1 EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Marine Plants
ISO 191115 Topic Category biota
ISO 191115 Topic Category environment
ISO 191115 Topic Category oceans
NOS Data Explorer Topic Category Environmental Monitoring
NOS Data Explorer Topic Category National Park Service
NOS Data Explorer Topic Category Restoration

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
Coris Place Thesaurus Version 1 COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > US Virgin Islands > St. Croix > St. Croix (17N064W0003)
None Salt River Bay
None Salt River Bay Historical Park and Ecological Preserve
None St. Croix
None U.S. Virgin Islands

Physical Location

Organization: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
City: Silver Spring
State/Province: MD

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Distribution Liability:

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) produced this data for Salt River Bay National Historic Park and Ecological Preserve (NPS). NCCOS Biogeography Branch does not guarantee the accuracy of the geographic features or attributes. Please see the metadata records for each data set for complete information on the source, limitations, and proper use. Disclaimer - While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

Data Set Credit: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 467608
Date Effective From: 2005
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 467610
Date Effective From: 2005
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 467611
Date Effective From: 2005
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 467609
Date Effective From: 2005
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Principal Investigator

CC ID: 467612
Date Effective From: 2005
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Kendall, Matt
Email Address: matt.kendall@noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 467615
W° Bound: -64.76515
E° Bound: -64.746527
N° Bound: 17.796164
S° Bound: 17.757953

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 467614
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2005

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 585318
Complex Object Present?: Yes
Complex Object Count: 7

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

Not for Navigation

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 467616
Download URL: http://coastalscience.noaa.gov/datasets/ccma/biogeo/sari/mangrove_restor.zip
Distributor:
Description:

downloadable data

File Type: shapefile
File Size: 0.0078125

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 467604
URL: http://coastalscience.noaa.gov/datasets/ccma/biogeo/sari/mangrove_restor.zip
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 2

CC ID: 467605
URL: http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/products/biogeography/sari_cd/data/
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 3

CC ID: 467606
URL: http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/products/biogeography/sari_cd/
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 467633
Activity Date/Time: 2013-07-24
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 467632
Activity Date/Time: 2017-04-05
Description:

Converted from FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (version FGDC-STD-001-1998) using 'fgdc_to_inport_xml.pl' script. Contact Tyler Christensen (NOS) for details.

Activity Log 3

CC ID: 585316
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 601102
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 716659
Activity Date/Time: 2018-02-08
Description:

Partial upload of Positional Accuracy fields only.

Technical Environment

Description:

Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.0 (Build 2195) Service Pack 4; ESRI ArcCatalog 8.3.0.800

Data Quality

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

5 to 10 meters

Completeness Measure:

Cloud Cover: 0

Completeness Report:

Unknown

Conceptual Consistency:

Plot boundaries were mapped using Global Positioning System (GPS) and then overlayed on geo-referenced aerial photography to verify position.

Lineage

Sources

ArcView Habitat Digitizer Extension v 3.1

CC ID: 601104
Contact Name: Ken Buja
Publish Date: 2001-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2001
Citation URL: http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/products/biogeography/digitizer/
Source Contribution:

This ArcView extension was used to digitize and attribute benthic zones and habitats for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. | Type of Source Media: computer program

Mangrove restoration at Salt River Bay, St. Croix

CC ID: 601103
Contact Name: St. Croix Environmental Association (SEA)
Publish Date: 2004-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 1997
Extent End Date/Time: 2001
Citation URL: http://www.stxenvironmental.org/index.html
Source Contribution:

This document describes the restoration project. | Type of Source Media: paper

NGS Color Aerial Photography

CC ID: 601105
Contact Name: National Geodetic Survey
Publish Date: 2000-01-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2000-01-20
Source Contribution:

Benthic features were interpreted and mapped from NGS aerial photos of the Salt River Bay region of aerial photographs of St. Croix, U.S.V.I. | Source Geospatial Form: remote-sensing image | Type of Source Media: aerial photography and scanned photographs

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 601106
Description:

Benthic habitat maps were digitized by delineating habitat boundaries from georeferenced imagery loaded into ArcView 3.2 GIS software with the Image Analysis extension and NOAA Coral Reef Habitat Digitizing extensions both activated. On-screen digitizing was conducted with the minimum mapping unit (MMU) set to 100 square meters and the image scale at 1:1500. During the digitizing process, image stretches and manipulation of image contrast, brightness and color balance were performed in the ArcView Image Analysis Extension to enhance features in the processed imagery. Additional collateral information, including previously completed habitat maps, NOS nautical charts, and other descriptive references dealing with benthic and coastal habitats of Salt River National Historic Park and Ecological Preserve was used to assist with image interpretation. A first draft map was completed and features in the imagery where uncertainties existed, due to confusing or difficult to interpret signatures, were identified for future ground validation effort. An ArcView GIS point theme was generated with points positioned on the features of uncertain habitat type or along transects through gradients between habitat types. The GIS points were converted to GPS waypoints, and were visited for on the ground habitat validation. Benthic habitat characterization was conducted at each site by snorkeling, free diving, or via observations from the surface where water depth and clarity permitted. Mangrove habitat characterization was conducted by driving, kayaking or hiking to points and visually identifying mangrove type and cover. GPS data was collected at each location, and site ID, depth, habitat type, and the method used to make the assessment were recorded. The ground validation data was incorporated into the second draft of each map.

Process Date/Time: 2004-01-01 00:00:00

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 39371
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:39371
Metadata Record Created By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Created: 2017-04-05 12:52+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-02-08
Owner Org: NCCOS
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2018-02-08
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-02-08