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Sabine National Wildlife Refuge 1999

Metadata Updated: November 1, 2023

Terracing uses existing bottom sediments to form terraces or ridges at marsh elevation and the intertidal zone is planted with marsh vegetation. This study examined the habitat value of terracing at Sabine National Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana in the spring and fall of 1999 by quantifying and comparing nekton densities in a 9-yr old terrace field and nearby reference area using a 1 m2 drop sampler. Using density and biomass patterns and the percentage of marsh and pond area in the terrace field, we concluded that terrace fields support higher standing crops of most fishery species compared with shallow marsh ponds of similar size. Future restoration projects could include design changes to increase the proportion of marsh in a terrace field and enhance the habitat value of marsh terraces for fishery species.

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Metadata Date September 28, 2023
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 1, 2023
Reference Date(s) 1999 (creation), 2000 (revision), 2017 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

Metadata Source

Harvested from NMFS SEFSC

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date September 28, 2023
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 1, 2023
Reference Date(s) 1999 (creation), 2000 (revision), 2017 (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:8608
Access Constraints Cite As: Southeast Fisheries Science Center, [Date of Access]: Sabine National Wildlife Refuge 1999 [Data Date Range],, Access Constraints: None | Use Constraints: Data set is not for use in litigation. While efforts have been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages or misrepresentations caused by inaccuracies in these data, or as a result of these data being used on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does distribution constitute any such warranty
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Bbox North Lat 29.894383
Bbox South Lat 29.880393
Bbox West Long -93.389626
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
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Harvest Source Id ca759a40-507d-4d0c-8f8c-64b3c5e05066
Harvest Source Title NMFS SEFSC
Licence NOAA provides no warranty, nor accepts any liability occurring from any incomplete, incorrect, or misleading data, or from any incorrect, incomplete, or misleading use of the data. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data is suitable for the intended purpose.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
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Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True

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