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 contact@northeastoceandata.org.

State Resources

Maine DMR Eelgrass Maps
Downloadable maps from eelgrass surveys and studies of changes in eelgrass beds between 1992-98 and 2001-10

Massachusetts Eelgrass Mapping Project
Data, maps, and reports from eelgrass surveys by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

Rhode Island CRMC Eelgrass Resource Page
Data, maps, and reports from the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council

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

Global monitoring program that investigates and documents the status of seagrass resources

Save the Bay
Information about eelgrass restoration efforts in Narragansett Bay

Description of current and past restoration sites and monitoring projects in Long Island Sound

MDI Biological Laboratory
Overview of community-based eelgrass restoration projects in Frenchman Bay, Maine, with links to reports and a site suitability map

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

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

Eelgrass Restoration in Buzzards Bay
Overview of eelgrass from Buzzards Bay National Estuary Program with links to other resources, maps, and reports

Eelgrass Monitoring in Cape Cod Bay
Maps and reports from the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies eelgrass monitoring program

Eelgrass Restoration Trials in Cape Cod
SeagrassSoundings blog post with 2010-2011 monitoring results from eelgrass restoration sites in Bourne, Orleans, and Truro

Suitability Studies

Eelgrass Suitability Model for Plum Island Sound
White paper by Alyssa Novak and Fred Short of the University of New Hampshire
Eelgrass Suitability Map

Eelgrass Habitat Suitability in New Hampshire
GIS dataset showing modeled eelgrass suitability in Great Bay and the Piscataqua River, New Hampshire

Boston Harbor Habitat Atlas
Information about eelgrass coverage, site suitability, and restoration potential

Rhode Island Eelgrass Transplant Suitability
Statewide eelgrass transplant suitability calculation