Field Verification of Eelgrass beds, located in the Long Island Sound, Eastern shore of Connecticut from Clinton Harbor to the Rhode Island State border, Fishers Island NYS and Eastern portion of the Northshore of Long Island NYS.
Verification of eelgrass located in the Eastern Long Island Sound and tributaries.
Visual confirmation using underwater video where eelgrass was not visible by the naked eye. Use of photo interpreted 1:20,000 true color aerial photography was used to locate submerged aquatic vegetation prior to field work.
Intended as supplemental information to delineated polygonal data by the USFWS Region 5 NWI
United States Fish & Wildlife Service, Region 5 National Wetlands Inventory
Point data accuaracy based in visual field interpretation.
Based on visual confirmation of eelgrass beds, Actual sites were based on aerial interpretation of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation SAV from True Color 1:20,000 aerial photography.
Base on GPS coordinates
Transfer of X,Y GPS coordinates into a GIS spatial database. Attribute information was transfered manually.
Internal feature number.
Site number given to field verification location
Date of field verification
Time of high tide on the day of field work
Actual high tide height on day of field work
Quad Name field point is located in
Approximate esturary field point is located in
Depth of water at time of field verification
Eelgrass present or not present
Estimated cover H- high, M - medium, L - low
300 Westgate Center Drive