Habitat Siting Models
Marsh - Anadromous Fish Run
Salt Marsh Site Selection Tool
This tool is an ArcView 3.x extension that assists restoration planners in
identifying and prioritizing Narragansett Bay salt marsh restoration opportunities based on
environmental factors, wetland condition, and socioeconomic information. The tool
requires the Spatial Analyst extension to run, however all data needed for
calculations are provided with the tool. Wetland data were developed for Narragansett Bay
through the cooperative efforts fo the Narragansett Bay Estuary Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service, University of Massachusetts Natural Resources Assessment Group, URI Environmental Data
Center, and Save The Bay.
- Restoration planners can identify and prioritize restoration opportunities based on specific criteria.
- Restoration practitioners involved in outreach and education can locate potential projects in proximity to schools or public lands.
- Researchers can identify salt marshes having specific impairments for study.
For more details, view the Tool Demo (Slide Show).
The wetland data used in the tool are also available in ArcView shapefile format
on this Web site from the Downloadable Data page.
To request a copy of the Salt Marsh Site Selection Tool on CD-ROM, please complete an
request form or contact Megan Higgins
at the Coastal Resources Management Council. Please specify "Rhode Island Habitat Restoration
Site Selection Tools: Seagrass and Salt Marsh Habitats CD-ROM" in your request.
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This site was created through
a partnership of the:
Coastal Resources Management Council
Narragansett Bay Estuary Program
Save The Bay®