Newport Beach Harbor Patrol Eelgrass Mitigation Project
|Project Type||Compensatory mitigation||Location||33.60211° N, -117.88268° W Map|
|Project Area (Acres)||0.28||Last Updated||17 October 2016|
|150316SWR2008HC_M229.01||NMFS - Record Number|
|SPL-2009-00556-DPS||USACE - File Number|
|Activity||Habitat||SubHabitat||Acres||Activity Status||Water Regime|
|Creation||Estuarine Wetland||Submerged aquatic vegetation||< 0.1||Completed|
|Creation||Unknown/unspecified wetland habitat||None||< 0.1||Completed|
|Habitat||Acres Lost||Type of Loss|
|Estuarine Wetland||< 0.1||Lost Permanent|
|Mitigation Site 1||Construction in-progress||0.26|
|Mitigation Site 2||Construction in-progress||< 0.1|
|2016-07-15||Monitoring end||Estimated date|
|2013-03-14||Project entered||Project entered into database|
|2011-07-15||Groundwork end||Actual date|
|2011-07-15||Groundwork start||Actual date|
|2011-07-15||Monitoring start||Actual date|
|Contact||Rick Ware||Coastal Resources Management||Not applicable/Unknown|
|Contact||Mansour Katany||Orange County Parks||Not applicable/Unknown|
|Visit Date||Version||Site Name||Wetland Type||Index Score|
|Criteria not evaluated yet||See plan in Files & Links||1905-07-08|
|The applicant will renovate their existing dock, add a 174 foot bulkhead and dredge 4,000 cubic yards of sediment from their dock.; Mitigation Type: Onsite|
|Name||File Type||Submitted On||Submitted By|
|12 Month Eelgrass Survey||Other||2013-03-14||SFEI, SFEI|
12 Month Eelgrass Survey.pdf
|3 Month Eelgrass Survey||Other||2013-03-14||SFEI, SFEI|
3 Month Eelgrass Survey.pdf
|48 Month Eelgrass Survey||Monitoring Report||2016-10-17||Adam Obaza, NOAA|
|48 Month Eelgrass Survey.pdf|
|6 Month Eelgrass Survey||Other||2013-03-14||SFEI, SFEI|
6 Month Eelgrass Survey.pdf
|60 Month Eelgrass Survey||Monitoring Report||2016-10-17||Adam Obaza, NOAA|
|60 Month Eelgrass Survey.pdf|
|Final Mitigation Plan||Other||2013-03-14||SFEI, SFEI|
Final Mitigation Plan.pdf
|Mitigation Plan||Other||2013-03-14||SFEI, SFEI|
|NewportBeachHarborPatrol_36 Month Eelgrass Survey||Monitoring Report||2014-08-28||Chris Solek, SCCWRP|
Newport_Beach_Harbor_Patrol_36 Month Eelgrass Survey.pdf
This report summarizes the results of a three-year (36-month) post-transplant survey of an eelgrass (Zostera marina) mitigation transplant at the Newport Beach Harbor Patrol and Coast Guard Facility in Newport Harbor, California. The survey was conducted
|Newport_Beach_Harbor_Patrol_24 Month Eelgrass Survey||Monitoring Report||2014-08-28||Chris Solek, SCCWRP|
Newport_Beach_Harbor_Patrol_24 Month Eelgrass Survey.pdf
Orange County Parks replaced aging docks adjacent to the Newport Beach Harbor Patrol and Coast Guard Facility in Newport Harbor, California. This survey documents coverage and density of transplanted eelgrass following a period of two years.
|Preconstruction Survey Report||Other||2013-03-14||SFEI, SFEI|
Preconstruction Survey Report.pdf
|S Ca Tracker Data Form_v5_Update_USCG_OC_20140822||Other||2014-08-28||Chris Solek, SCCWRP|
S Ca Tracker Data Form_v5_Update_USCG_OC_20140822.doc
This is the updated project information form for the eelgrass transplant conducted at Newport Beach Harbor Patrol and Coast Guard Facility. dated 8/22/2014
How to Use the Habitat Development Curve
Habitat Development Curves (HDCs) are used to determine the developmental status and trajectory of on-the-ground projects to create, restore, or enhance California wetland and stream habitats. Each HDC is based on assessments of habitat condition for different age areas of one habitat type that in aggregate represent the full spectrum of habitat development. The assessments of condition are provided by expert applications of the California Rapid Assessment Method (CRAM). Visit the CRAM website for more information about CRAM.
For each HDC, reference condition is represented by areas of a habitat that consistently get very high CRAM scores, have not been subject to disruptive management practices, and exist within landscapes that are protected and managed for their natural conditions. The horizontal lines intersecting the top of an HDC represent the mean CRAM score and standard deviation of scores for 25 qualifying reference areas.
The age of a project is estimated as the elapsed time in years between the groundwork end date for the project and the date of the CRAM assessment. To add or update a groundwork end date, use the Project Events form in Project Tracker (ptrack.ecoatlas.org). The minimum age in years of a non-project area, including any natural reference area, is estimated from all available local information, including historical maps and imagery, historical written accounts, and place-specific scientific studies of habitat development.
An HDC can be used to address the following questions:
- At what time in the future will the area of assessed habitat achieve the reference condition or other milestones in habitat development? The HDC can answer this question if the CRAM score for the assessed area is within the confidence interval of the HDC. The answer is the time in years along the HDC between the current age of the assessed area and the future date corresponding to the intersection of the HDC and the reference condition or other milestone.
- Is the area of assessed habitat likely to develop faster, slower, or at the same pace as most other areas of the same habitat type? The habitat area is likely to develop faster, slower, or at the same pace if the CRAM score for the area is above, below, or within the confidence interval of the HDC, respectively.
- What can be done to improve the condition of the habitat area or to increase its rate of development? HDCs by themselves cannot answer this question. Possible answers can be inferred by the following analysis that involves HDCs:
- Examine the HDC for each of the four CRAM Attributes;
- Identify the Attribute(s) scoring below the HDC;
- For any low-scoring Attribute, examine the component Metric Scores (note: the Metric Scores for any public CRAM assessment in the CRAM database can be obtained through EcoAtlas);
- Assume the low score of an Attribute is due to its low-scoring Metric(s);
- Consider modifying the design or management of the habitat area in ways that will sustainably increase its score(s) for the low-scoring Metric(s).
For more information about CRAM Attributes and Metrics, including their scientific rationale, see the CRAM Manual.