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2021 Potagannissing, MI Natural Color, Color Infrared and Hyperspectral Imagery

Metadata Updated: May 15, 2024

Wild rice (Zizania palustris and Zizania aquatica), also known as manoomin, plays an integral role in the wetland ecosystems of the Great Lakes and is central to the culture, identity, and livelihood of Indigenous Peoples throughout the region. As manoomin faces increasing threats from climate change, land use change, pollution, invasive species, and other stressors, efforts are underway to protect and restore wild rice populations and habitat.

To support these efforts and help improve mapping and monitoring of wild rice in the Lake Michigan and Lake Huron basins, NOAA's Office for Coastal Management, in collaboration with tribal partners, identified twelve areas of interest (AOI) as pilot sites for airborne hyperspectral imagery and field data collection, which took place in August and September 2021.

In total, airborne hyperspectral imagery (with derived natural color and color infrared) was acquired for 43,493 acres. This imagery, in conjunction with field data and place-based knowledge and expertise of tribal partners, was used to help delineate ~13,775 acres of vegetated wetlands, including ~790 acres of wild rice.

AOI/Pilot Sites

  1. Christiana Creek, MI

  2. Fletcher Pond, MI

  3. Flowerfield Creek, MI

  4. French Farm Lake, MI*

  5. Hamlin Lake, MI

  6. Indiana Dunes, IN

  7. Manistee River, MI

  8. Miller Woods, IN

  9. Nottawa Creek, MI

  10. Potagannissing, MI

  11. Rocky Creek, MI

  12. Tawas Lake, MI

*To request imagery and associated vector and field data for this site, please contact: Jon Mauchmar Wildlife Technician Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Natural Resources Department - Inland Fish & Wildlife Program Office: 231-242-1670

Access & Use Information

License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Date May 9, 2024
Metadata Created Date May 13, 2023
Metadata Updated Date May 15, 2024
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Metadata Date May 9, 2024
Metadata Created Date May 13, 2023
Metadata Updated Date May 15, 2024
Reference Date(s) (publication)
Responsible Party NOAA Office for Coastal Management (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:69225
Access Constraints Cite As: Office for Coastal Management, [Date of Access]: 2021 Potagannissing, MI Natural Color, Color Infrared and Hyperspectral Imagery [Data Date Range],, Access Constraints: For inquiries regarding access to the final report, classification vectors, and field data, including geotagged photos, field spectrometer readings, and stalk density measurements, please contact: Frank Zomer Lead Inland Fisheries Biologist Bay Mills Indian Community 906-248-8654, Use Constraints: None. However, users should be aware that temporal changes may have occurred since this data set was collected and that some parts of this data may no longer represent actual surface conditions. Users should not use this data for critical applications without a full awareness of its limitations., Distribution Liability: Users must assume responsibility to determine the appropriate use of these data. DATA SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR LEGALLY BINDING APPLICATIONS.
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