GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS)
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.
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.
Using historic aerial imagery, the map demonstrates nearly eighty years of change in Rookery Bay and Collier County.
Hurricane Irma made landfall on Cape Romano within the Reserve. The map shows post-event images compiled by the Florida State Emergency Response Team.
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.
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