The wetlands of New Jersey and New York were mapped recently using 1:12,000 scale color and/or color infrared aerial photographs. In support of tidal wetlands legislation, the Mean High Water (approximate position) and Upper Wetland Boundary lines were delineated using a biological entity--plant species. In New Jersey, dominant plant species were identified on each map (Anderson and Wobber, 1973). In New York, a broader classification system was used based on plant species categories such as Coastal Fresh Marsh, High Marsh, etc. These projects represent two distinct approaches by which wetland surveys may be conducted. For successful implementation of projects of this type, it is critical that mapping conventions and procedures be developed at the onset of the program. These mapping criteria, however, may be modified as the program proceeds and the need arises. Also, a thorough understanding of aerial photographic interpretation of plant species signatures under varying conditions is essential. /Author/

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    American Society of Photogrammetry

    105 North Virginia Avenue
    Falls Church, VA  United States  22046
  • Authors:
    • Brown, W W
  • Publication Date: 1978-3

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  • Accession Number: 00176634
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1978 12:00AM