Wetland Ecology and Assessment Program

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Unknown
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Wetland Ecology and Assessment Program
Description:
Abstract:
Coastal salt marsh wetlands are unique, valuable, and highly productive ecosystems that provide vital habitat and refuge for fish, shellfish, and wildlife and perform important physical and chemical functions such as shoreline stabilization, sediment trapping, organic productions and export, flood attenuation, and water quality maintenance. The legacy of urban development and human activities in coastal areas has resulted in the direct loss and alteration of a significant portion of this Nation's salt marsh wetlands. While the direct destruction of salt marshes has been dramatically curtailed with regulatory protection, adverse effects from indirect sources such as nonpoint source pollution (including on-site waste disposal and stormwater runoff), oil and other toxic spills, and subsurface water withdrawal continue to degrade these unique systems. 1. To develop and evaluate techniques for assessing the ecological integrity of coastal wetlands in order to: Inventory wetland sites in specific areas. Report on wetland condition. Identify degraded wetland sites. Evaluate restoration potential. Monitor restoration response. 2. To transfer techniques to interested parties, with an emphasis on training and assisting volunteers. 3. To convey the assessment methods and results to coastal wetland decision-makers. Sponsor: Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management Program Additional Information OR Comments: Assessment reports for the Wetland Assessment Projects are available on the website.
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
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Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19950101
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -73.68
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -69.75
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 43.07
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.06
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > NITROGEN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > NUTRIENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > PHOSPHORUS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > VEGETATION SPECIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > BENTHIC INDEX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > NITROGEN COMPOUNDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > PH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > WATER TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > EROSION/SEDIMENTATION > SEDIMENT COMPOSITION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > EROSION/SEDIMENTATION > SEDIMENTATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > SEDIMENTATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > MARINE SEDIMENTS > SEDIMENT COMPOSITION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > AMMONIA
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > NITRATE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > NITRITE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > NUTRIENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > PH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CHEMISTRY > PHOSPHATE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > CONDUCTIVITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > MARINE SEDIMENTS > SEDIMENT CHEMISTRY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS > CRUSTACEANS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > MOLLUSKS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > SEGMENTED WORMS (ANNELIDS)
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > BACTERIA/ARCHAEA
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS > ALGAE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS > ANGIOSPERMS (FLOWERING PLANTS)
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS > MACROALGAE (SEAWEEDS)
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > BENTHIC HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > COASTAL HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > ESTUARINE WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > MARINE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > MARSHES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > ESTUARINE WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > MARINE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > MARSHES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS > INDIGENOUS/NATIVE SPECIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS > INVASIVE SPECIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY STRUCTURE
Theme_Keyword: GOMMP > GULF OF MAINE MONITORING PROGRAMS
Theme_Keyword: Indicator Species
Theme_Keyword: Macroinvertebrate
Theme_Keyword: Hydrology
Theme_Keyword: Polychaete
Theme_Keyword: Shrimp
Theme_Keyword: Total Suspended Solids
Theme_Keyword: Fecal Coliform
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: HEALTH
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MASSACHUSETTS
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MAINE
Access_Constraints: none noted
Use_Constraints:
None noted
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Utilize US Environmental Protection Agency-approved format,
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: MA/CZM > Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management
Contact_Person: BRUCE K. CARLISLE
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 251 Causeway Street
Address: Suite 900
City: Boston
State_or_Province: Massachusetts
Postal_Code: 02114
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (617) 626-1200
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bruce.carlisle@state.ma.us
Resource_Description: gomc_175
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: PDF
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.mass.gov/czm/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.state.ma.us/czm/wastart.htm
Access_Instructions:
Additional information about this monitoring program and data are available from this web site.
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20061114
Metadata_Review_Date: 20061222
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: BRUCE K. CARLISLE
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 251 Causeway Street
Address: Suite 900
City: Boston
State_or_Province: Massachusetts
Postal_Code: 02114
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (617) 626-1200
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bruce.carlisle@state.ma.us
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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