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Nearshore Eelgrass Habitat Mapping

Island Trust Conservancy
Created: 8/01/2019 - Updated: 8/01/2019

Overview

The Islands Trust Conservancy has mapped eelgrass habitat to improve our knowledge of where these important habitats exist and to establish a baseline of their health for future monitoring. Between 2012 and 2014, eelgrass habitats were mapped along the shores of the following areas: Ballenas-Winchelsea, Bowen, Denman, Gabriola, Galiano, Gambier, Hornby, Lasqueti, Mayne, North and South Penders and the associated islands of the North Pender Local Trust Area, Thetis and Valdes Islands, Salt Spring Island and Saturna Island.

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Sector Addressed: 
Conservation / Restoration
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Habitat extent
Type of Tool: 
Visualization
Habitat/Biome Type: 
Coastal
Marine
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Natural Resource Management / Conservation
Tool Cost: