This guide is intended to assist natural resource managers and restoration practitioners in making the case for oyster restoration and in setting quantitative objectives for restoring and managing oyster reefs and beds at an estuary or bay-wide scale. Determining the area of oyster restoration required has numerous applications. Ultimately the objective for oyster reef restoration should be considered with ecosystem services to develop an ecosystem-based plan on a system-wide scale.
zu Ermgassen, P.S.E., B. Hancock, B. DeAngelis, J. Greene, E. Schuster, M. Spalding, and R. Brumbaugh, 2016b. Setting objectives for oyster habitat restoration using ecosystem services: a manager’s guide. TNC, Arlington VA. 76pp.