Document Type

Report

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date

1998

Abstract

To accomplish the goals of this study, a pristine coastal barrier island environment was selected that was free from influences of urban development. This provided the optimal situation that could be expected to be encountered by military strategists and base resource managers. The site selected was Parramore Island (Figure I). Parramore Island is the seventh island ( north to south) located on the seaward margin of the southeastern Delmarva Peninsula and is one of the most dynamic and least disturbed coastal landscapes remaining in North America (McCaffrey and Dueser, 1990). The island is centered at Latitude 37° 30' and Longitude 75° 40' and is owned by the Nature Conservancy and managed as part of the Virginia Coast Reserve. The island is also included in the National Science Foundation's Long Term Ecological Research Reserve System (LTER).

Keywords

Wetland plants -- Virginia -- Parramore Island -- Remote sensing

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