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The maps are generated to illustrate the results of the targeting effort following the protocol described above. The authors recognize this level of targeting does not preclude the need for field inspection at potential sites prior to reef construction. The atlas is comprised of a series of boxes preceded by an index locator. The scale of each box may vary. The potential restoration areas are illustrated in red. The legend reports the total acres available for restoration within the boundary of each box. At this time, the size of individual restoration sites can only be retrieved using the digital data and a capable GIS package like ArcInfo® or ArcView®. A total of 788 individual sites comprising 11,469 acres of subaqueous bottom have been targeted.
Oysters, Shellfish, Fisheries
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Berman, M., Killeen, S., Mann, R., & Wesson, J. A. (2002) Virginia Oyster Reef Restoration Map Atlas. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary. http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.21220/m2-spgf-4424