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Washington Marine Vegetation Atlas 
 

Preliminary version for user feedback. Please send comments to: Nearshore Habitat Program.

Welcome to the Washington Marine Vegetation Atlas - An interactive map that summarizes more than 200 surveys of seagrasses, kelp and other macroalgae in Washington State.

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What is the Marine Vegetation Atlas?

  • A source of information on current and historical vegetation observations to assist resource managers in protecting and restoring habitat in Puget Sound. 
  • An open-access data catalog to enhance collaborations and science‐based recommendations for resource management, regulatory decisions and marine planning.
  • An easily accessible web‐based interface to enhance public awareness of marine vegetation issues and research.

What are the practical applications
of the atlas?

  • Find the locations of vegetation types of recognized ecological importance and protected by regulations.
  • View, search, and share maps of marine vegetation data. 
  •  Download reports and data.
  •  Search pre-defined layers for protected vegetation like seagrass and kelp.  
  • Customize searches for a particular species of interest, survey data, study type, purpose, etc.

 

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Additional Resources

Links to more information about coastal habitats and marine vegetation in Washington State.

  • Washington Coastal Atlas – Make a coastal map for Washington State. Download aerial photos of Washington shorelines. Map public beaches, biology, slope stability, and more. (Washington State Department of Ecology.)
  • Encyclopedia of Puget Sound – A free, open access website where scientists, policymakers and educators find and share information about the Puget Sound ecosystem.
  • DNR’s GIS Data – Download spatial datasets, including nearshore habitat vegetation mapping and state-owned aquatic lands managed by DNR.
  • WA Department of Ecology GIS Data – Download spatial datasets covering a wide variety of environmental subjects.
  • Algaebase – A database of terrestrial, marine, and freshwater organisms.
  • Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria – Provides access to specimen data and digital resources from herbaria (a collection of plant samples preserved for long-term study).
  • Seaweeds of Alaska – A searchable database of photos and detailed life histories of many seaweed species that occur in the Northern Pacific.

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 Contacts

Nearshore Habitat Program
360-902-1100
nearshore@dnr.wa.gov

 Files

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