Marsh creation in a northern Pacific estuary: Is thirteen years of monitoring vegetation dynamics enough?

Authors:
Dawe, K., G.E. Bradfield , W.S. Boyd , D.E.C. Trethewey and A.N. Zolbrod

Publication Date:
2000

Abstract/Summary:
Vegetation changes were monitored over a 13-yr period (1982-1994) in the Campbell River estuary following the development of marshes on four intertidal islands. The marshes were created to mitigate the loss of a natural estuarine marsh resulting from the construction of a dry land log-sorting facility. Plant species coverage was measured along 23 permanent transects in planted and unplanted blocks on the constructed islands, and in naturally occurring low-marsh and mid-to-high marsh reference communities on nearby Nunn’s Island.

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    Resource Type:
    White Paper

    Source:
    The Resilience Alliance

    Link:
    http://dlc.dlib.indiana.edu/dlc/bitstream/handle/10535/2786/marsh_creation.pdf?sequence=1