Enwright, N.M., W.C. Cheney, K.O. Evans, H.R. Thurman, M.S. Woodrey, A.M.V. Fournier, A. Bauer, J. Cox, S. Goehring, H. Hill, K. Hondrick, P. Kappes, H. Levy, J. Moon, J.A. Nyman, J. Pitchford, D. Storey, M. Sukiennik, and J. Wilson. 2022. Mapping irregularly flooded wetlands, high marsh, and salt pannes/flats along the northern Gulf of Mexico coast: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9MLO26U.
About Enwright et al. 2022 dataset
The U.S. Geological Survey and Mississippi State University have jointly produced geospatial datasets of irregularly flooded wetland probability and high marsh and salt panne/flat habitats across the northern Gulf of Mexico coast, from Texas to Florida. The latter is the first map of high marsh and salt panne/flat systems produced for the region and establishes a baseline condition from which future changes can be compared. Additionally, the data release also includes a map from Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana to the Florida Big Bend delineating the coverage of irregularly flooded wetlands dominated by Juncus roemerianus (Black needlerush), a supplemental map with a second high marsh class in Texas dominated by succulents and Distichlis spicata, a project-specific field reference dataset, and spatial metadata showing the elevation data used to create these products. For the Firebird project, these maps will be used to guide avian monitoring efforts and investigate the effects of fire on marshes along the northern Gulf of Mexico coast. The maps are publicly available and can be viewed via ArcGIS Online (link).