1997-2001 Mangrove Restoration Areas in Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve, St. Croix, USVI

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
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 Program
Publication_Date: 2005
Title:
1997-2001 Mangrove Restoration Areas in Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve, St. Croix, USVI
Edition: 1
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Silver Spring, MD
Publisher:
NOAA's Ocean Service, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
Online_Linkage:
<http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/products/biogeography/sari_cd/about.aspx>
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
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 Program
Publication_Date: 20050430
Title:
An Ecological Characterization of Salt River Bay National Historic Park and Ecological Preserve
Edition: 1
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: document
Description:
Abstract:
Apart from two 100 m test plots, mangrove restoration activities were conducted between 1997 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.
Supplemental_Information:
Coordinate Units are decimal degrees Geodetic Model Horizontal Datum Name is North American Datum of 1983 Ellipsoid Name is Geodetic Reference System 80 Semi-major Axis is 6378206.400000 Denominator of Flattening Ratio is 294.978698
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1997
Ending_Date: 2001
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -64.765150
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -64.746527
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 17.796164
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 17.757953
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Benthic Habitat
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Mangroves
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Geographic Information > Habitats
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: National Park Service
Theme_Keyword: Restoration
Theme_Keyword: Coastal Ecosystem Science
Theme_Keyword: Marine plants
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: 007
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Place Thesaurus
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > U. S. Virgin Islands > St. Croix > St. Croix (17N064W0003)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > Virgin Islands > St. Croix (17N064W0003)
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: U.S. Virgin Islands
Place_Keyword: St. Croix
Place_Keyword: Salt River Bay
Place_Keyword: Salt River Bay Historical Park and Ecological Preserve
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Region
Place_Keyword: USVI
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: Not for Navigation
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Department of the Interior (DOI), National Park Service (NPS), Salt River Bay National Historic Park and Ecological Preserve
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: National Park Service (NPS)
Address: 2100 Church St.
City: Christiansted
State_or_Province: St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Postal_Code: 00820-4611
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (340) 773-1460
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: zandy_hillis-starr@nps.gov
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 Program
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.0 (Build 2195) Service Pack 4; ESRI ArcCatalog 8.3.0.800

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Plot boundaries were mapped using Global Positioning System (GPS) and then overlayed on geo-referenced aerial photography to verify position.
Completeness_Report: None
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: 5 to 10 meters
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: St. Croix Environmental Association (SEA)
Publication_Date: 2004
Title: Mangrove restoration at Salt River Bay, St. Croix
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: St. Croix, USVI
Publisher: St. Croix Environmental Association (SEA)
Online_Linkage: <http://www.stxenvironmental.org/index.html>
Type_of_Source_Media: paper
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1997
Ending_Date: 2001
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: None
Source_Contribution: This document describes the restoration project.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Ken Buja
Publication_Date: 2001
Title: ArcView Habitat Digitizer Extension v 3.1
Edition: 3.1
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Silver Spring, MD
Publisher:
NOAA's Ocean Service, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
Online_Linkage:
<http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/products/biogeography/digitizer/welcome.html>
Type_of_Source_Media: computer program
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2001
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Habitat 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.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: National Geodetic Survey
Publication_Date: 2000
Title: NGS Color Aerial Photography
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: remote-sensing image
Other_Citation_Details:
These photographs were mosaicked and georeferenced by NOAA's National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Program
Type_of_Source_Media: aerial photography and scanned photographs
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20000120
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NGS aerial photos
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.
Process_Step:
Process_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: 2004
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
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 Program
Contact_Position: Biogeography Team Leader, Mapping Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1305 East West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-713-3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-713-4388
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: steve.rohmann@noaa.gov
Cloud_Cover: 0

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: G-Polygon
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 7

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: mang_restor
Entity_Type_Definition: Shapefile Attribute Table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: User defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: UNIQUEID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SPECIES
Attribute_Definition: name of mangrove species
Attribute_Definition_Source: user defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: see classification scheme
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: UNIQUEID
Attribute_Definition: ID assigned to each habitat type
Attribute_Definition_Source: software defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 74
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Mangrove habitat consisting of species Avicennia germanis
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: User Defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 75
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Mangrove habitat consisting of species Rhizophora Mangle
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: User defined
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PLOT
Attribute_Definition: description of mangrove restoration plot
Attribute_Definition_Source: User defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: refer to classification scheme

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Department of the Interior (DOI), National Park Service (NPS), Salt River Bay National Historic Park and Ecological Preserve
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: National Park Service (NPS)
Address: 2100 Church St.
City: Christiansted
State_or_Province: St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Postal_Code: 00820-4611
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (340) 773-1460
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: zandy_hillis-starr@nps.gov
Resource_Description: downloadable 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 Program 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.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ESRI shapefile
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/products/biogeography/sari_cd/data/>
Fees: free

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20121218
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
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 Program
Contact_Person: Matt Kendall
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 1305 East-West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-713-3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-713-4388
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: Local Time

CoRIS:
CoRIS_ID: 20050720032951
CoRIS_Children: None
CoRIS_Beginning_Date: 19970101
CoRIS_Ending_Date: 20011231
CoRIS_Metadata_Link:
<http://www.coris.noaa.gov/metadata/records/html/salt_river_bay_st_croix_mangrove_restoration_1997-2001.html>
CoRIS_Tracking_ID: 985

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