Wetlands Mapping of Fort A.P. Hill

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Using high-resolution aerial photography (provided by Fort A.P. Hill), NWRC will conduct comprehensive mapping of wetland areas for the U.S. Army Fort A.P. Hill regional training center in Virginia.  The NWRC will use 2013 imagery to update existing wetland habitats throughout the entire base. Fort A.P. Hill has approximately 4,410 acres of wetlands that serve as habitats that are vital to animal and avian wildlife.  When trying to maintain these critical habitats, it is important to know their location and size.  All habitat photointerpretation adheres to protocols and standards used by the USFWS NWI Program and the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) mapping standards.  The NWI classification system is outlined in Classification of Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats of the United States (Cowardin and others, 1979; http://www.fws.gov/wetlands/Documents/Classification-of-Wetlands-and-Deepwater-Habitats-of-the-United-States.pdf). Upland classification is derived from the USGS land use and land cover classification system for use with remote sensing data (Anderson and others, 1976; http://landcover.usgs.gov/pdf/anderson.pdf).  This wetland mapping project will provide a detailed characterization of wetland communities and distribution and include detailed hydrologic connectivity as detectable on the source imagery.

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William Jones
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