Vegetation Cover Mapping 1996 - 2005 Based on Annual CIR/True Color Photography Acquired in Peak Season Georeferenced Orthophotos Vegetation Cover Categories –Spartina spp. / Other Desirable Marsh Vegetation –Phragmites australis Dominated Vegetation –Non-vegetated Marsh Plain –Internal Water Areas –Open Water Each Category Comprised of Numerous Cover Types
Marsh Production sampling 1996 - 2005 Based on Field Data Collection from Plots and Transects Acquired in Peak Season Individual Species Determinations Samples Processed to Yield grams dry weight/ square meter
Conclusions PSEG Estuary Enhancement Program has provided 10-year Reference Marsh Database Variability in both Coverage Primarily Related to Phragmites Expansion Success of Restoration Sites can be Evaluated on the Basis of these Data
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