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Coastal Management Tool: Habitat Classifications

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Download Habitat Classificaton Analyses: choose from pre-run habitat classifications by location

Habitat Classification Schemes are based on the 2000 Coastal Change Analysis Product (C-CAP) land cover. The classification schemes in the Integrated Coastal Management Tool allow for different detentions habitat, giving the tool user more flexibility in the analysis and the potential to answer a much broader range of questions.

The three ways of classifying habitat in the tool are:

  • Simple: all habitats are considered to be of the same type and like each other
  • Unique: all habitat are not of the same type and are not like each other
  • Grouped: habitats may be binned into groups where all group members are like each other, however, habitat groups are not like each other.

Each municipality has an analysis for each of the three classification types. The habitats were defined as follows:

 
Simple
Unique
Grouped
Habitat

Deciduous Forest
Evergreen Forest
Mixed Forest
Forested Wetland
Emergent Wetland
Scrub / Shrub Wetland
Aquatic Bed
Scrub / Shrub

Deciduous Forest
Evergreen Forest
Mixed Forest
Forested Wetland
Emergent Wetland
Scrub / Shrub Wetland
Aquatic Bed
Scrub / Shrub

Forest:
Deciduous Forest
Evergreen Forest
Mixed Forest

Wetland:
Forested Wetland
Emergent Wetland
Scrub / Shrub Wetland
Aquatic Bed

Scrub:
Scrub / Shrub
Not Habitat

Bare Ground
High Density Developed
Low Density Developed
Cultivated Land
Grassland
Unconsolidated Shore
Water

Bare Ground
High Density Developed
Low Density Developed
Cultivated Land
Grassland
Unconsolidated Shore
Water

Bare Ground
High Density Developed
Low Density Developed
Cultivated Land
Grassland
Unconsolidated Shore
Water

Use of the Analysis. The project area analysis are made available for public use without restriction, however, neither the Great Lakes Commission nor the NOAA Coastal Services Center make any warranty or guarantee of accuracy. The user is strongly advised to throughly investigate all input data sources, analysis parameters, and output results before use of any the analysis. These analysis are not suitable for planning purposes because of the scale of the C-CAP land cover data set (1:100,000). Use of data sources appropriate to planning activities may be used with the desktop version of the tool. The results are suitable for an initial review of municipal resources, the initial identification and prioritization of action or protection areas.