University of Texas at Austin

Status and Trends of Wetlands

Status and Trends of Wetlands

The complete reports, Status and Trends of Wetland and Aquatic Habitats is posted in PDF format on the GLO Website at
http://www.glo.texas.gov/what-we-do/caring-for-the-coast/environmental-protection/protecting-wetlands/status-and-trends-reports.html


Thomas A. Tremblay, principal investigator

The object of this research, funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 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:
 
Michael Young, Associate Director for Environment. 
Telephone: 512-475-8830;
e-mail: michael.young@beg.utexas.edu

 

May 2009

Barrier System

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

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