ShoreZone MappingJohn Harper, Coastal Ocean Resources Inc.
Scope of Work:
The Alaska ShoreZone program is a coastal habitat mapping system that has been applied to almost 50,000 km of the 75,000 km Alaska coastline. The mapping presently extends from the Columbia River mouth in Oregon to Bristol Bay, Alaska, representing a nearly 100,000 km contiguous dataset. A 421 km mapping gap presently exists along the Copper River delta coastline, approximately from Kayak Island to Cordova. Low-tide ShoreZone imagery of the Copper River delta was collected in 2007 (funded by PWSRCAC) and is “on the shelf”. However, the habitat mapping has not been completed. The ShoreZone mapping follows a standardized protocol (Harney et al 2008) and it is proposed to complete the classification of this imagery to that standard and combine mapped data into the state-wide dataset.