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Historical Wetlands of the Southern California Coast

Southern California T-Sheets GIS Data

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Under the direction of some of the leading American scientists of the 19th century, the United States Coast Survey (USCS) created exceptionally accurate and detailed maps of the country's coastline. These surveys (commonly referred to as "T-sheets") are the single most important data source for understanding the physical and ecological characteristics of the US shoreline prior to substantial Euro-American modification. Their depictions of coastal wetlands and estuaries prior to major development are valuable tools for coastal zone planning and estuary management and form an important foundation for more detailed investigations of historical extent and condition of coastal wetlands.Please visit http://www.caltsheets.org for more information, [...]

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SoCalTSheets_Habitat_Polygon.xml
“Metadata - Historical Wetlands of the Southern California Coast”
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So_Cal_T-sheet_Atlas_highres.pdf
“Historical Wetlands of the Southern California Coast AN ATLAS OF US COAST SURVEY”
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HistoricWetlandsSouthernCaliforniaCoast.sd
“Historic Wetlands Southern California Coastline”
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This historical dataset is derived from historical U.S. Coast Survey T-sheets. It was used to assess the extent and variety of historical wetlands and streams along the southern California coast.
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  • Pacific Southwest Region, Region 8
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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Grossinger, RM, ED Stein, KN Cayce, RA Askevold, S Dark, and AA Whipple 2011. Historical Wetlands of the Southern California Coast: An Atlas of US Coast Survey T-sheets, 1851- 1889. San Francisco Estuary Institute Contribution #586 and Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Technical Report #589.

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