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Coastal Habitat Integrated Mapping and Monitoring Program

The Coastal Habitat Integrated Mapping and Monitoring Program (CHIMMP) was funded by Florida’s State Wildlife Grants Program from 2013-2017 in order to support the study of high priority coastal habitats and meet requirements of the State Wildlife Action Plan. CHIMMP's goals included bringing together representatives from mapping and monitoring programs across the State in order to increase communication, minimize duplicate efforts and identify data gaps, needs, and priorities. As a result of this effort, a statewide technical report on the status of mangroves and salt marshes in Florida was published in 2017.
2017 CHIMMP Report for the State of Florida



Both CHIMMP and the Oyster Integrated Mapping and Monitoring Program (OIMMP) were modeled after the Seagrass Integrated Mapping and Monitoring (SIMM) Program:
Oyster Integrated Mapping and Monitoring Program
Seagrass Integrated Mapping and Monitoring Program


2017 CHIMMP Workshop

2017 Workshop Agenda and Summary
Workshop CHIMMP Presentation
Florida Mapping and Monitoring Resources

2017 Workshop Presentations

Topic: Assessing the Effects of Eutrophication on Mangrove’s Resiliency to Sea Level Rise
Presenter: Jeremy Conrad, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Reference Material:
Effects of eutrophication on mangrove resiliency

Topic: Should RSET-MH data be used to forecast the effects of sea-level rise on wetland resilience and carbon sequestration?
Presenter: Randall W. Parkinson, Florida International University
Reference Material:
Should RSET-MH data be used to forecast the effects of sea-level rise

Topic: Quantifying Blue Carbon Stocks in Vegetation and Soils of Mangroves, Salt Marshes, and Salt Barrens in Tampa Bay, Florida
Presenter: Ryan P. Moyer, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Reference Material:
Quantifying Blue Carbon Stocks in Tampa Bay

Topic: An overview of coastal ecosystem restoration for Tampa Bay
Presenter: Brandt Henningsen, Southwest Florida Water Management District
Reference Material:
An overview of coastal ecosystem restoration for Tampa Bay

Topic: Critical Coastal Habitat Assessment: Long-term monitoring in Tampa Bay
Presenter: Kara Radabaugh, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Reference Material:
Critical Coastal Habitat Assessment

Resources

Marine Site Assessment for Florida
Ecological Mangrove Rehabilitation
Florida Aquatic Habitat and Fishery Resources
Cooperative Gulf of Mexico Estuarine Inventory and Study
Oyster Habitat Restoration Monitoring and Assessment Handbook

CHIMMP Regions Map

Proposed Regions Map
CHIMMP regions GIS file
Comments or Questions: Email CHIMMP Coordinator



2015 CHIMMP Workshop

2015 Workshop Agenda and Attendees
Workshop Presentation
Florida Mapping and Monitoring Resources

2015 Workshop Presentations

Topic: Habitat Mapping and Trend Analyses: Rookery Bay Watershed Discharge Locations
Presenter: Craig van der Heiden, The Institute for Regional Conservation
Reference Material:
Habitat Mapping and Trend Analyses

Topic: Coastal Wetland Mapping Using Very High Resolution Satellite Imagery: Tampa Bay Case Study
Presenter: Matt McCarthy, University of South Florida College of Marine Science
Reference Material:
Coastal Wetland Mapping Using Very High Resolution Satellite Imagery

Topic: Progress Report on Mapping Mangroves by Geomorphic Type and Species in the Charlotte Harbor region
Presenter: Lisa Beever, Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program
Reference Material:
Mapping Mangroves by Geomorphic Type and Species

Topic: Assessing the State of Estuarine Tidal Marsh in the Northern Gulf of Mexico
Presenter: Kristine Evans, Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Reference Material:
Assessing the State of Estuarine Tidal Marsh

Topic: An introduction to the NE Florida Estuarine Habitat Restoration Team
Presenter: Ron Brockmeyer, St. Johns River Water Management District
Reference Material:
NE Florida Estuarine Habitat Restoration Team

Topic: The Florida Ecosystem Network…a new approach to restoration coordination in Florida
Presenter: Nicole Adimey, USFWS North Florida Ecological Service Office
Reference Material:
The Florida Ecosystem Network

Topic: Marsh Madness: monitoring of coastal wetland restoration projects along Florida's east coast
Presenter: Jeff Beal, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Reference Material:
Marsh Madness

Topic: Stress in Mangrove Forests: Early Detection and Preemptive Rehabilitation Are Essential for Future Successful Worldwide Mangrove Forest Management
Presenter: Roy “Robin” Lewis III, Coastal Resources Group, Inc
Reference Material:
Stress in Mangrove Forests

Topic: A year of monthly salt marsh monitoring in the GTMNERR
Presenter: Nikki Dix, Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve
Reference Material:
Salt marsh monitoring in the GTMNERR

Topic: Critical Coastal Habitat Restoration and Management in the Tampa Bay Estuary
Presenter: Ed Sherwood, Tampa Bay Estuary Program
Reference Material:
Critical Coastal Habitat Restoration

Topic: Update on Tampa Bay Critical Coastal Habitat Assessment: Monitoring Results and Hurdles to Implementation
Presenter: Lindsay Cross, Tampa Bay Estuary Program
Reference Material:
Tampa Bay Critical Coastal Habitat Assessment


2014 CHIMMP Workshop

Full Agenda
Workshop Presentation
Regional Suggestions
Workshop Conclusions

2014 Workshop Presentations

Topic: Coastal Wetland Conservation and Restoration in Florida: FWC's Marine Estuarine Subsection Overview
Presenter: Jeff Beal, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
Reference Material:
Marine Estuarine Subsection Presentation

Topic: The Effects of Sea Level Rise on Coastal Habitats and Vulnerable Species at Six of Florida’s Gulf Coast Estuaries
Presenter: Laura Geselbracht, The Nature Conservancy
Reference Material:
Effects of Sea Level Rise Presentation

Topic: Tampa Bay Critical Coastal Habitat Assessment
Presenter: Lindsay Cross, Tampa Bay Estuary Program
Reference Material:
Habitat Assessment Presentation

Topic: MangroveWatch: A Citizen-Science Coastal Monitoring Project in Tampa Bay
Presenter: William Ellis, St. Leo University
Reference Material:
MangroveWatch Presentation

Topic: Sarasota Bay Habitat Restoration Plan
Presenter: Jay Leverone, Sarasota Bay Estuary Program
Reference Material:
Restoration Plan Presentation

Topic: Mapping and Monitoring Stressed Mangroves for Quantification of Recovery Following Restoration
Presenter: Robin Lewis, Coastal Resources Group, Inc.
Reference Material:
Monitoring Stressed Mangroves Presentation

Topic: Aerial Mapping and Monitoring Techniques Applied by SWFWMD for Seagrass, Swamp, and Coastal Wetland Habitats
Presenter: Kris Kaufman, Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD)
Reference Material:
Aerial Mapping Presentation

Topic: Habitat Mapping in Southwest Florida
Presenter: Jill Schmid, Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Institute for Regional Conservation
Reference Material:
Habitat Mapping Presentation

Topic: Mangrove Forests Response to Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise
Presenter: Donny Smoak, University of South Florida St. Petersburg
Reference Material:
Mangrove Forests Response Presentation

Topic: Palm Beach County 2007 Estuarine Habitat Mapping
Presenter: Eric Anderson, Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resources
Reference Material:
Estuarine Habitat Mapping Presentation

Topic: Quantification of Health and Productivity of Salt Marshes using Satellite Data
Presenter: Hyun Jung Cho, Bethune-Cookman University
Reference Material:
Salt Marshes Presentation

Topic: Intertidal Vegetation Monitoring and the Development of a Sentinel Site within the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve
Presenter: Nikki Dix, Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve
Reference Material:
Intertidal Vegetation Monitoring Presentation