Current Eelgrass Data Processing

Current eelgrass locations were obtained from a variety of data sources, many of which are available from the CRMC Eelgrass Web site. The Seagrass Site Selection Tool uses eelgrass location data from the following sources:

Each of these points, lines, and polygons were buffered by 100 meters. Areas within the buffer were considered unsuitable and received a value of 0. Areas beyond the buffer received a rating of 1 (suitable).