Monitoring Update: 2013 Integrated Habitat Monitoring

This season PREP is pleased to announce a new partnership in our annual effort to gather field data on eelgrass, salt marsh, macro algae and oysters. PREP and six communities participating through the Municipal Coalition have pledged support of $30,000 for the acquisition of high resolution imagery, ground-truthing and photo interpretation services.  The data will be useful in understanding the full range of habitats we monitor.
Stay tuned for more on this summer-season project, and a big thank you to our community partners for making this possible!

PREP is part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Estuary Program, a joint program between local, state and federal agencies established under the Clean Water Act with the goal of protecting and enhancing nationally significant estuarine resources. PREP is supported in part by an EPA matching grant and is housed within the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering at the University of New Hampshire.