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Shorekeepers Guide: Module 1


Module 1: Mapping and Surveying Intertidal Habitats
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Introduction
SKmod1I.pdf
Task1: Getting Started
Step 1: Contact a DFO representative
Step 2: Define Goals and Choose a Study Area
Step 3: Decide on the Size of the Study Area
Step 4: Research the Study Area
Step 5: Determine how to Survey the Backshore
Step 6: Prepare the Survey Team
Step 7: Obtain Maps of the Study Area
Step 8: Prepare Description of the Study Area and the Survey
SKmod1T1.pdf
Task 2 & 3 Preparing for the Survey Day and Defining Study Area Boundaries and Component
Step 9: Assemble Survey Team and Materials
Step 10: Mark Study Area Borders
Step 11: Identify Backshore and Intertidal Zone Boundaries
Step 12: Set up Baseline
Step 13: Identify Habitats
Step 14: Identify Habitat Substrate(s)
SKmod1T2T3.pdf
Task 4: Mapping the Study Area
Step 15: Describe the Location of the Baseline End Points
Step 16: Install Permanent Baseline Triangulation Markers
Step 17: Map the Features of the Study Area
Step 18: Calculate the Scale of the Sketch Map
Step 19: Redraw the Rough Sketch Sketch to Scale on the Sketch Map
Step 20: Take Bearings from the Baseline End Points
Step 21: Determine Geographic Coordinates of Baseline End Points
SKmod1T4.pdf
Task 5: Documenting Physical Features of Each Habitat
Step 22: Determine Habitat Area
Step 23: Determine Habitat Slope
Step 24: Determine Habitat Elevation
SKmod1T5.pdf
Task 6: Documenting Plants & Animals in Each Habitat
Step 25: Understand the Quadrat Survey Method
Step 26: Choose a Quadrat Size
Step 27: Lay out Transects and Quadrats
Step 28: Assign Quadrat Numbers
Step 29: Identify Substrate Level
Step 30: Identify Plants and Animals
Step 31: Estimate Plant/Animal Abundance
Step 32: Notes
SKmod1T6.pdf
Task 7: Surveying the Backshore Zone
Step 33: Surveying the Backshore
Step 34: Ensure all Data Forms are Complete
SKmod1T7.pdf
Glossary/Suggested Reading List SKmod1GR.pdf
Appendix A: Offices to Obtain Maps Charts and Air Photos SKmod1AA.pdf
Appendix B: Blank Data Forms SKmod1AB.pdf
SKmod1AB.pdf
SKmod1AB.pdf
SKmod1AB.pdf
Appendix C: Materials List SKmod1AC.pdf
Appendix D: Cost Estimates of Survey Material SKmod1AD.pdf
Appendix E: Species SKmod1AE.pdf
Appendix F: Habitat Photos SKmod1AF.pdf
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