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Tidal Marsh Monitoring projects references organized by project. If you would like to add your project to this list, please contact us at tidalmarshmonitoring@gmail.com.

North Pacific

Salish Sea – WA and British Columbia

Simenstad, C., M. Logsdon, K. Fresh, H. Shipman, M. Dethier, J. Newton, 2006. Conceptual model for assessing restoration of Puget Sound nearshore ecosystems. Puget Sound Nearshore Partnership Report No. 2006-03. Published by Washington Sea Grant Program, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.

Gog-Le-Hi-Te Estuary - WA

Simenstad, C.A. and R.M. Thom. 1996. Functional equivalency trajectories of the restored Gog Le-Hi-Te estuarine wetland. Ecological Applications 6:38-56.

Nisqually River Estuary - WA

Ellings, C. S. 2011. Draft Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Estuary restoration project monitoring framework. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge and Ducks Unlimited, Olympia, WA.

Ellings, C.S. and Hodgson, S., 2007. Nisqually Estuary Baseline Fish Ecology Study: 2003-2006. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge and Nisqually Indian Tribe, Olympia, Washington.

Guthrie, C. R. 2012. Environmental controls on installed woody plant establishment in the hydrologically restored tidal freshwater wetlands of the Nisqually River Delta. Masterís thesis. University of Washington, Seattle, WA. 96pp.

Woo, I. and J. Y. Takekawa. 2008. Restoration of the Nisqually Estuary: monitoring initial progress of the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge tidal restoration. Unpublished monitoring plan. U. S. Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center, San Francisco Bay Estuary Field Station, Vallejo, CA. 11pp.

Woo, I., K. Turner, A. Smith, P. Markos, and J. Y. Takekawa. 2011. Assessing habitat development in response to large scale restoration at the Nisqually River Delta. Unpublished data summary report to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Puget Sound Marine Conservation Fund #2006-0180-017. USGS Western Ecological Research Center, San Francisco Bay Estuary Field Station, Vallejo, CA. 21pp.

Port Susan Bay & Stillaguamish Estuary - WA

Woo, I., R.Fuller, M. Iglecia, K. Turner, J. Takekawa. 2011. The Nature Conservancy: Port Susan Bay Estuary Restoration Monitoring Plan. Unpublished report to The Nature Conservancy. US Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center, 505 Azuar Drive Vallejo CA 94592. 115pp.

Skagit River Estuary - WA

Hood, W. G. 2006. A conceptual model of depositional, rather erosional, tidal channel development in the rapidly prograding Skagit River Delta (Washington, USA). Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. DOI:10.1002/esp.1381.

Hood, W. G. 2009. Habitat Monitoring Strategy for the Tidal Skagit Delta. Skagit River System Cooperative, LaConner, WA. 43pp.

Spencer Island Restoration Project - WA

Tanner, C.D., J.R. Cordell, J. Rubey, L.M. Tear. 2002. Restoration of freshwater intertidal habitat functions at Spencer Is., Everett, Washington. Res. Ecol. 10: 564-576.

Columbia River Estuary – OR & WA

Borde A.B., A.J. Bryson, A. Cameron, C. Corbett, E.M. Dawley, B.D. Ebberts, R. Kauffman, G.C. Roegner, M.T. Russell, A. Silva, J.R. Skalski, R.M. Thom, J. Vavrinec, III, D.L. Woodruff, S.A. Zimmerman, G.E. Johnson, and H.L. Diefenderfer. 2010. Evaluating Cumulative Ecosystem Response to Restoration Projects in the Lower Columbia River and Estuary, 2009. PNNL-19440, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

Johnson, G.E. and H.L. Diefenderfer (editors). 2010. Evaluating cumulative ecosystem response to restoration projects in the Columbia River estuary, Final Annual Report 2009. PNNL-16561. Report to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington.

Johnson G.E., R.M. Thom, A.H. Whiting, G.B. Sutherland, T.J. Berquam, B. Ebberts, N.M. Ricci, J.A. Southard, and J.D. Wilcox. 2003. An Ecosystem-Based Restoration Plan with Emphasis on Salmonid Habitats in the Lower Columbia River and Estuary. PNNL-14412, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

Roegner, G.C., H.L. Diefenderfer, A.B. Borde, R.M. Thom, E.M. Dawley, A.H. Whiting, S.A. Zimmerman, and G.E. Johnson. 2008. Protocols for Monitoring Habitat Restoration Projects in the Lower Columbia River and Estuary. PNNL-15793. Report by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, National Marine Fisheries Service, and Columbia River Estuary Study Taskforce submitted to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, Portland, Oregon.

Thom, R.M., A.B. Borde, N.R. Evans, C.W. May, G.E. Johnson, and J.A. Ward. 2004. A Conceptual Model for the Lower Columbia River Estuary Prepared by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District. Available online at: http://lcrep.org/conceptual_model/html/about.htm (accessed 14 June 2012)

Thom R.M., E. Haas, N.R. Evans, and G.D. Williams. 2011. Lower Columbia River and Estuary Habitat Restoration Prioritization Framework. Ecological Restoration 29(1-2):94-110. 

Washington

Chehalis River Estuary - WA

Simenstad, C.A., A.J. Wick, J.R. Cordell, R.M. Thom, and G.D. Williams, 2001. Decadal development of a created slough in the Chehalis River estuary: year 2000 results. Report to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District.

Elk River Estuary - Grays Harbor, WA

Thom R.M., R. Zeigler, and A.B. Borde. 2002. Floristic Development Patterns in a Restored Elk River Estuarine Marsh, Grays Harbor, Washington. Restoration Ecology 10(3):487-496. 

Oregon

Coquille River Estuary

Brophy, L.S., and S. van de Wetering. 2012. Ni-les'tun Tidal Wetland Restoration Effectiveness Monitoring: Baseline: 2010-2011. Corvallis, Oregon: Green Point Consulting, the Institute for Applied Ecology, and the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians. 114 pp.

Salmon River Estuary - OR

Gray, A., C.A. Simenstad, D.L. Bottom, and T.J. Cornwell, 2002. Contrasting functional performance of juvenile salmon habitat in recovering wetlands of the Salmon River Estuary, Oregon, U.S.A. Restoration Ecology 10:514-526.

Siuslaw River Estuary - OR

Brophy, L.S. (Green Point Consulting). 2009. Effectiveness Monitoring for Tidal Wetland Restoration and Reference Sites in the Siuslaw River Estuary. Prepared for Ecotrust, Portland, OR. 125pp.

California

San Francisco Bay Estuary - CA

Athearn, N., Takekawa, J.Y., Jaffe, B., Hattenbach, B.J., and A.C. Foxgrover. 2010. Mapping elevations of tidal wetland restoration sites in San Francisco Bay: comparing accuracy of aerial LiDAR with a singlebeam echosounder. Journal of Coastal Research 26(2): 312-319.

Brand, L. A., L. M. Smith, A. Smith, I. Woo, W. Chan, T. Graham, K. Taylor, and J. Y. Takekawa. 2012. Assessing early tidal marsh restoration at the Napa Plant Site Restoration Project within the Green Island Unit of the Napa-Sonoma Marshes Wildlife Area. Data Summary Report, U. S. Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center, Vallejo, CA. 135 pp.

Foxgrover, A.C. and Jaffe, B.E., 2005. South San Francisco Bay 2004 Topographic LiDAR Survey: Data Overview and Preliminary Quality Assessment. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report OFR-2005-1284. 57p.

Williams, P. B. and P. M. Faber. 2001. Salt marsh restoration experience in the San Francisco Bay Estuary. Journal of Coastal Research (Special Issue 27): 203-211.

Williams, P.B. and M.K. Orr. 2002. Physical evolution of restored breached levee salt marshes in the San Francisco Bay estuary. Res. Ecol. 10: 527-537.

Thorne K. M., K. J. Buffington, K.M. Swanson and J.Y. Takekawa. In review. Frequency of storm events and climate change implications for salt marshes in San Francisco Bay, California. Quaternary International.

Ballona Wetlands - Santa Monica Bay - CA

Johnston, K.K., Del Giudice-Tuttle, E., Medel, I.D., Piechowski, C.J., Cooper, D.S., Dorsey, J., and Anderson, S. 2012. The Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve Baseline Assessment Program: Second Year Report. Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission. Prepared for the California State Coastal Conservancy, Los Angeles, California. 215 pp.

Benicia-Martinez (BenMar) Restoration Project – CA

Woo, I., J. Y. Takekawa, A. Rowan, L. Dembosz, and R. Gardiner. 2008. The Benicia-Martinez (BenMar) Restoration Project: 2007 Annual Report. U. S. Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center, San Francisco Bay Estuary Field Station, Vallejo, CA. Unpubl. report. 44pp.

Coyote Creek and Alviso Slough - CA

Foxgrover, A.C., Finlayson, D.P., and Jaffe, B.E., 2011. 2010 Bathymetry and digital elevation model of Coyote Creek and Alviso Slough, south San Francisco Bay, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011–1315, 20 p. and datasets, available at: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2011/1315/.

Guadacanal Tidal Marsh Restoration Project - CA

Woo, I., J. Y. Takekawa, and R. Gardiner. 2006. Guadalcanal Tidal Marsh Restoration: 2006 Progress Report. Unpublished report to California Department of Transportation, District 4, Oakland, CA. U. S. Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center, San Francisco Bay Estuary Field Station, Vallejo, CA. 64pp.

Napa-Sonoma Marsh Restoration Project - CA

Takekawa, J.Y., A.K. Miles, N.D. Athearn, S.E. Spring, M.K. Saiki, F. Mejia, I. Woo, and K.S. Goodenough. 2005. Habitat Restoration Monitoring for the Napa-Sonoma Marsh Restoration Project, 2005. U. S. Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center, San Francisco Bay Estuary Field Station, Vallejo, CA. Unpubl. report. 78pp.

Tolay Creek Restoration Project - CA

Takekawa, J. Y., M. A. Bias, I. Woo, K. L. Turner, A. R. Westhoff, G. T. Downard, and F.A. Reid. 2005. Restoration Research and Monitoring in Bayland Wetlands of the San Francisco Bay Estuary: The Tolay Creek Restoration Project. U. S. Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center, San Francisco Bay Estuary Field Station, Vallejo, CA. Unpubl. report. 72pp.

Woo, I., R. Storesund, J.Y. Takekawa, R.J. Gardiner, and S. Ehret.  2009.  Integrating Terrestrial LiDAR and Stereo Photogrammetry to Map the Tolay Lakebed in Northern San Francisco Bay. Pp.279-284 In Webb, R.M.T., and Semmens, D.J., editors. Planning for an uncertain future—Monitoring, integration, and adaptation. Proceedings of the Third Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5049.

Tubbs Setback Restoration Project - CA

Woo, I., J. Y. Takekawa, A. Rowan, R. Gardiner, O. Bernstein, and G. T. Block. 2007. The Tubbs Setback Restoration Project: Final Report. U. S. Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center, San Francisco Bay Estuary Field Station, Vallejo, CA. Unpubl. report. 75pp.

San Francisco Bay Salt Ponds Restoration Project - CA

Takekawa, J. Y., A. K. Miles, D. C. Tsao-Melcer, D. H. Schoellhamer, S. Fregien and N. D. Athearn. 2009. Dietary flexibility in three representative waterbirds across salinity and depth gradients in salt ponds of San Francisco Bay. Hydrobiologia 626: 155-168.

South Pacific

Waipapa Ecological Area - Pureora. New Zealand

Greene, T., A. Jones, G. Dennis, and T. Sachtleben. 2010. Distance sampling to determine kaka (Nestor meridionalis septentrionalis) density within Waipapa Ecological Area, Pureora. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 34 (3): 297 – 305.

North Atlantic

Delaware Bay Restoration

Weinstein M. P., J. M. Teal, J. H. Balletto, and K. A. Strait. 2001. Restoration principles emerging from one of the world’s largest tidal marsh restoration projects. 9:387-407.

Penobscot River Restoration Project

Penobscot River Science Steering Committee, 2008. Conceptual Monitoring Framework for the Penobscot River Restoration Project. J. Royte, C. Schmitt, and K. Wilson eds. 33p. Available from http://www.umaine.edu/searunfish/research/PRFramework_final.pdf (accessed 27 June 2012).

Thames River Estuary

Lowe, T., 2003. Assessing the potential of LiDAR/bathymetry integration within the Thames estuary. FIG Working Week 2003 (Paris, France). Paper number PP20.2, 15p.

Gulf of Mexico

Everglades Restoration Project - FL

CERP. 2009. Quality assurance system requirements (QASR) manual for the comprehensive everglades restoration plan (CERP). Available online at: http://www.evergladesplan.org/pm/program_docs/qasr.aspx (accessed 4 Jan 2012)

CERP. 2009. Quality assurance system requirements (QASR) manual for the comprehensive everglades restoration plan (CERP), soil and sediment sampling procedures chapter 7. Available online at: http://www.evergladesplan.org/pm/pm_docs/qasr/qasr_2009/qasr_2009_chap_07.pdf (accessed 4 Jan 2012)

CERP. 2009. Quality assurance system requirements (QASR) manual for the comprehensive everglades restoration plan (CERP), methods for in-situ surveys and physical measurements appendix 7b. Available online at:
http://www.evergladesplan.org/pm/pm_docs/qasr/qasr_2009/qasr_2009_app_07-b.pdf (accessed 4 Jan 2012)