Coastal Habitat Integrated Mapping and Monitoring Program

Workshops and Resources

Oyster Integrated Mapping and Monitoring Program:

Workshops and Resources

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:


2020 CHIMMP Workshop


2020 Workshop Presentations

Topic: Florida Coastal Mapping Program (FCMaP): Coordinating High Resolution Mapping of the State’s Coastal Waters
Presenter: Cheryl Hapke, University of South Florida College of Marine Science
Reference Material:

Florida Coastal Mapping Program (FCMaP)


Topic: Florida Landscape Conservation Project - saltwater marsh and mangrove indicator assessment
Presenter: Anthony Gillis, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Reference Material:

Florida Landscape Conservation Project


Topic: Long-term monitoring of coastal wetlands in the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve
Presenter: Nikki Dix, Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve
Reference Material:

Long-term monitoring in GTMNERR


Topic: Mangrove distributions along a shore-to-upland gradient in a salt marsh-mangrove ecotone
Presenter: Pamela Marcum, Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve
Reference Material:

Mangrove distributions along a shore-to-upland gradient


Topic: Using drones to monitor coastal habitats in the Big Bend
Presenter: Michael Espriella, University of Florida
Reference Material:

Drone monitoring of coastal habitats


Topic: Uniting partners and resources to protect central & southwest Florida’s water, wildlife, and habitat: Habitat restoration needs plan for the CHNEP area
Presenter: Nicole Iadevaia, Coastal and Heartland National Estuary Partnership
Reference Material:

CHNEP restoration needs


Topic: Tampa Bay Habitat Master Plan: Planning for the next decade of restoration
Presenter: Gary Raulerson, Tampa Bay Estuary Program
Reference Material:

2020 habitat master plan update


Topic: Lessons learned from employing living shorelines at private waterfront properties
Presenter: Hyun Jung Cho, Bethune-Cookman University
Reference Material:

Living shorelines lessons learned


Topic: Gulf-wide high-resolution automated wetland mapping and hurricane damage assessment
Presenter: Matthew McCarthy, University of South Florida College of Marine Science
Reference Material:

Mapping hurricane damage


Topic: Effects of rising seas and recent hurricanes on coastal wetlands in the lower Florida Keys
Presenter: Danielle Ogurcak, Florida International University
Reference Material:

Lower Florida Keys hurricane impacts


Topic: Mangrove damage, delayed mortality, and early recovery following Hurricane Irma at two landfall sites in Southwest Florida
Presenter: Ryan P. Moyer, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Reference Material:

Mangrove damage following Hurricane Irma


Topic: Carbon storage increases with site age as created salt marshes transition to mangrove forests in Tampa Bay, Florida
Presenter: Emma Dontis, Pinellas County
Reference Material:

Carbon storage in created salt marshes


Topic: Vegetative stress and early indicators of peat collapse in mangrove forests with altered hydrology in Tampa Bay, Florida
Presenter: Kara Radabaugh, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Reference material:

Mangrove stress in Tampa Bay


2017 CHIMMP Workshop


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


2015 CHIMMP Workshop


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


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


CHIMMP Regions Map


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