GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS)

Keewaydin Island Shoreline Map | Rookery Bay Research Reserve

About GIS Mapping

Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and partners use cutting-edge Geographic Information System (GIS) technology to evaluate long-term change in the southwest Florida landscape and inform our management efforts such as prescribed fire and habitat restoration. Click on images for more information.

Habitat Map

The interactive map, based on Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) vegetation designation, defines upland and benthic habitat in the Reserve. The associated report (2011) can be found in the E-library.
Habitat Map | Rookery Bay Research Reserve
Historical Map Comparison | Rookery Bay Research Reserve

Historical Change

Using historic aerial imagery, the map demonstrates nearly eighty years of change in Rookery Bay and Collier County.

Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma made landfall on Cape Romano within the Reserve. The map shows post-event images compiled by the Florida State Emergency Response Team.
Hurricane Irma Map | Rookery Bay Research Reserve
Fruit Farm Creek Map | Rookery Bay Research Reserve

Fruit Farm Creek Story Map

Coming soon: View the stages of successful restoration (and the effects of hurricane Irma) at a tidally-restricted mangrove site near Marco Island, FL.

Co-Managed Lands Map

Rookery Bay Research Reserve co-manages portions of the Ten Thousand Islands Aquatic Preserve with the Florida Panther and Ten Thousand Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex. We also partner with resource management agencies in our region.
Co-manged Lands | Rookery Bay Research Reserve
Boundary Map | Rookery Bay Research Reserve

Shape Files for Download

Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve boundary
Rookery Bay Aquatic Preserve boundary
Cape Romano – Ten Thousand Islands Aquatic Preserve boundary

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