The Handbook developed by a group with experience on issues related to oyster restoration from Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf of Mexico (U.S.) states is now available. It includes a set of standardized monitoring approaches to quantify oyster restoration-related metrics. Its ultimate goal is to allow for more rigorous comparisons among areas and projects. The monitoring metrics and performance criteria were designed to address both the Eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica
, and more generally the Olympia oyster, Ostrea lurida
. For additional information, see the drop-down items under the Restoration Practices menu item at the top of this page. For the pdf click here
. For a hard copy contact Boze Hancock (bhancock@TNC.ORG
) at TNC.
The citation is: Baggett, L.P., S.P. Powers, R. Brumbaugh, L.D. Coen, B. DeAngelis, J. Green, B. Hancock, and S. Morlock, 2014. Oyster habitat restoration monitoring and assessment handbook. The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, VA, USA, 96pp.