Other Eelgrass Resources

This page provides a directory of selected sources of eelgrass data and information for the Northeast. Please submit suggestions of additional resources that should be considered for inclusion to .

State Resources


Maine DMR Eelgrass Maps
Downloadable maps from eelgrass surveys and studies of changes in eelgrass beds between 1992-98 and 2001-10
http://www.maine.gov/dmr/science-research/species/eelgrass/

Massachusetts Eelgrass Mapping Project
Data, maps, and reports from eelgrass surveys by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection
http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/massdep/water/watersheds/eelgrass-mapping-project.html

Rhode Island CRMC Eelgrass Resource Page
Data, maps, and reports from the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council
http://www.crmc.ri.gov/sav.html

Monitoring and Restoration


Potential Eelgrass Mitigation Sites in Boston Harbor
Results of an initial site selection process conducted for Massport in 2010.
Technical Memorandum: Potential Eelgrass Mitigation Sites

SeagrassNet
Global monitoring program that investigates and documents the status of seagrass resources
http://www.seagrassnet.org/

Save the Bay
Information about eelgrass restoration efforts in Narragansett Bay
http://www.savebay.org/eelgrass

Seagrass.LI
Description of current and past restoration sites and monitoring projects in Long Island Sound
http://www.seagrassli.org/restoration/current_projects.html

MDI Biological Laboratory
Overview of community-based eelgrass restoration projects in Frenchman Bay, Maine, with links to reports and a site suitability map
http://mdibl.org/research/environmental-sustainability/cehl/eelgrass-restoration/

Test-transplant and green crab studies in Great Marsh, Massachusetts
Reports on test-transplanting multiple eelgrass donor populations and characterizing the European green crab population to inform restoration initiatives.
Report to MassBays Program: 2013 | Report to MassBays Program: 2014

Rhode Island Restoration Sites
Spatial data for habitat restoration sites (completed, ongoing, potential) in Rhode Island
http://www.edc.uri.edu/restoration/html/spatial/download.htm

Long Island Sound Eelgrass
Links to eelgrass literature reviews, case studies, and data from the University of Connecticut and Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
http://www.lisrc.uconn.edu/eelgrass/index.html

Eelgrass Restoration in Buzzards Bay
Overview of eelgrass from Buzzards Bay National Estuary Program with links to other resources, maps, and reports
http://buzzardsbay.org/eelgrass-restoration.htm

Eelgrass Monitoring in Cape Cod Bay
Maps and reports from the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies eelgrass monitoring program
http://coastalstudies.org/cape-cod-bay-monitoring-program/monitoring-projects/eelgrass/

Cape Cod National Seashore Seagrass Monitoring
Description of eelgrass monitoring program at Cape Cod National Seashore
http://www.nps.gov/caco/naturescience/upload/Final_Seagrass_Resource_Brief.pdf

Eelgrass Restoration Trials in Cape Cod
SeagrassSoundings blog post with 2010-2011 monitoring results from eelgrass restoration sites in Bourne, Orleans, and Truro
http://seagrasssoundings.blogspot.com/2012/02/eelgrass-restoration-trials-on-cape-cod.html

Suitability Studies


Eelgrass Suitability Model for Plum Island Sound
White paper by Alyssa Novak and Fred Short of the University of New Hampshire
http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/mbp/publications/eelgrass-habitat-suitability-model-plum-island-r-and-p2012.pdf
Eelgrass Suitability Map

Eelgrass Habitat Suitability in New Hampshire
GIS dataset showing modeled eelgrass suitability in Great Bay and the Piscataqua River, New Hampshire
http://www.gulfofmaine.org/library/gbay/download.htm

Boston Harbor Habitat Atlas
Information about eelgrass coverage, site suitability, and restoration potential
http://www.mass.gov/envir/massbays/bhha_seagrass.htm

Rhode Island Eelgrass Transplant Suitability
Statewide eelgrass transplant suitability calculation
http://www.edc.uri.edu/restoration/html/spatial/download.htm

Northeast Ocean Data provides data and maps for the Northeast Ocean Plan.