University of Texas at Austin

Status and Trends of Wetlands

Status and Trends of Wetlands

The object of this research, funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) through the Coastal Management Program and administered by the General Land Office of Texas, is to determine wetland status and trends and probable causes of trends along the Texas coast, using recent and historical aerial photographs supported by field surveys. Current wetland distribution (status) is determined by interpreting and digitizing wetlands on color infrared (CIR) photographs taken in 2001-2008. Historical distribution was based on photographs taken in the 1950's and 1979 and on historical GIS maps obtained from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).

For more information, please contact:
Tiffany Caudle
Telephone: 512-475-9572

Study Reports and Data

Barrier System
Strandplain-Chenier System                      report         data
Galveston and Christmas Bays                 report         data
Freeport to East Matagorda Bay               report         data
Matagorda Bay to San Antonio Bay          report         data
Coastal Bend                                            report         data
Padre Island National Seashore               report         data
South Padre Island                                   report         data

Inland System
Beaumont-Port Arthur Area                      report         data
Brownsville-Harlingen Area                      report         data
Corpus Christi Area                                  report         data
Freeport Area                                           report         data
Matagorda Bay area                                report         data
San Antonio Bay Area                             report         data