Technical Guidelines for the Delineation, Restoration, and Monitoring of Eelgrass (Zostera marina) in Massachusetts Coastal Waters

Evans, N.T. and A.S. Leschen (

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This technical report presents Marine Fisheries’ recommended methods to delineate eelgrass at a project site, conduct a restoration/mitigation effort by transplanting eelgrass into a carefully selected location, and monitor the restored habitat to ensure that it has met success criteria. Eelgrass surveys should be conducted before the project design is finalized. Surveys should include an assessment of available resource maps, followed by a field survey to more accurately define the perimeter of the existing meadow.

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Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries