Rumney Marshes Area of Critical Environmental Concern: Salt Marsh Restoration Plan

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management
Publication_Date: 20110223
Title:
Rumney Marshes Area of Critical Environmental Concern: Salt Marsh Restoration Plan
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage: <http://maps.massgis.state.ma.us/map_ol/habitatatlas.php>
Description:
Abstract:
This dataset shows the general extent of the report, "Rumney Marshes Area of Critical Environmental Concern: Salt Marsh Restoration Plan," prepared by the Executive Office of Environmental Affairs Massachusetts Wetlands Restoration Program and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Management Areas of Critical Environmental Concern Program on behalf of the Rumney Marshes ACEC Salt Marsh Restoration Task Group. The plan was published in May 2002.
The following is an excerpt from the plan's executive summary:
The Rumney Marshes Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) has been characterized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as one of the most biologically significant estuaries in Massachusetts north of Boston. The ACEC is more than 2,600 acres in size and is located in the municipalities of Boston, Lynn, Revere, Saugus, and Winthrop. The ACEC is comprised of two separate marsh systems, Rumney Marsh and Belle Isle Marsh…The purpose of this plan is to identify lost or degraded salt marshes, and assess the feasibility of how salt marsh restoration might help address some of the effects of cumulative salt marsh loss, such as a decline in water quality, loss of flood storage, and decreased habitat for wildlife, fish, and shellfish throughout the ecosystem…This analysis relies primarily on site specific information provided by members of the Task Group and others knowledgeable about the area. The result is a list of 16 potential wetland restoration sites - two in Boston, six in Revere, and eight in Saugus; totaling about 120 acres - that are evaluated based on several watershed-level and site-specific criteria. Among these 16 projects, five have been identified as high priority sites, based primarily on their size and high potential to restore substantially beneficial ecological processes. In addition, 14 recently completed projects – covering more than 140 acres – are described to document the considerable improvements which have already been made.
Purpose:
This dataset was created for cartographic purposes to depict the general extent of the plan, "Rumney Marshes Area of Critical Environmental Concern: Salt Marsh Restoration Plan," for the Digital Coastal Habitat Atlas for Boston Harbor.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20110223
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: -71.020792
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -70.966027
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.461709
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.382344
Keywords:
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Theme_Keyword: environment
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NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 6.0.0.0.0
Theme_Keyword: Biosphere > Aquatic Ecosystems > Wetlands > Marshes
Theme_Keyword: Oceans > Coastal Processes > Marshes
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NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 6.0.0.0.0
Place_Keyword:
Continent > North America > United States of America > Massachusetts
Place_Keyword: Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean
Place_Keyword: Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Gulf Of Maine
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Place_Keyword: Gulf of Maine
Place_Keyword: Massachusetts
Access_Constraints:
None. These data are in the public domain. GIS files are freely available for download.
Use_Constraints:
Public domain data from the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM), an agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA), are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. Please recognize the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management as the source of these data. You are not permitted to use CZM's name or to suggest that CZM endorses your project or product, without its express written consent. While efforts have been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the state of the art, CZM cannot assume liability for any damages or misrepresentation caused by any inaccuracies in the data or as a result of changes to the data caused by system transfers. The user must be aware of data conditions and bear responsibility for the appropriate use of these data with respect to possible errors, original map scale, collection methodology, currency of data, and other conditions specific to these data.
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management
Contact_Position: CZM Data Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 251 Causeway Street, Suite 800
City: Boston
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02114-2138
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 617-626-1200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 617-626-1240
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: czm@state.ma.us
Hours_of_Service: 0900 hrs to 1600 hrs EST
Contact_Instructions: email only
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These spatial data were created by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA).

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report: An attribute accuracy report was not conducted for these data.
Logical_Consistency_Report: A logical consistency report was not conducted for these data.
Completeness_Report: A completeness report was not conducted for these data.
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Originator: Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Originator: Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management
Publication_Date: 200904
Title: Areas of Critical Environmental Concern
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Online_Linkage: <http://www.mass.gov/mgis/acecs.htm>
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Source_Citation_Abbreviation: ACECs
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Dataset from which the features were extracted to create this dataset.
Process_Step:
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To create this dataset, polygons depicting the Rumney Marshes Area of Critical Environmental Concern were extracted from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management's "Areas of Critical Environmental Concern" (last updated April 2009) data layer and dissolved.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: ACECs
Process_Date: 20110223
Process_Contact:
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Contact_Position: CZM Data Manager
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Postal_Code: 02114-2138
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Contact_Voice_Telephone: 617-626-1200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 617-626-1240
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: czm@state.ma.us
Hours_of_Service: 0900 hrs to 1600 hrs EST
Contact_Instructions: email only

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Report: Rumney Marshes Area of Critical Environmental Concern: Salt Marsh Restoration Plan
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Organization: Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management
Contact_Position: CZM Data Manager
Contact_Address:
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Address: 251 Causeway Street, Suite 800
City: Boston
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02114-2138
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 617-626-1200
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Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: czm@state.ma.us
Hours_of_Service: 0900 hrs to 1600 hrs EST
Contact_Instructions: email only
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of these data, errors and conditions originating from physical sources used to develop these data may be reflected in the data supplied. The client must be aware of data conditions and bear responsibility for the appropriate use of the information with respect to possible errors, original map scale, collection methodology, currency of data, and other conditions specific to certain data. In no event shall CZM be liable for any damages, whether general, special, incidental or consequential damages, arising out of your use of these data. Your sole remedy for damages is to stop using the data. You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless CZM and its employees against any claim, loss, liability or expense, including attorneys' fees, resulting from loss of or damage to property or the injury to or death of any person arising out of the use of the data.
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Network_Resource_Name: <http://maps.massgis.state.ma.us/map_ol/habitatatlas.php>
Fees:
GIS and coordinate files may be downloaded at no charge from the Digital Coastal Habitat Atlas for Boston Harbor (<http://maps.massgis.state.ma.us/map_ol/habitatatlas.php>).

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20110615
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Contact_Position: CZM Data Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 251 Causeway Street, Suite 800
City: Boston
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02114-2138
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 617-626-1200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 617-626-1240
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: czm@state.ma.us
Hours_of_Service: 0900 hrs to 1600 hrs EST
Contact_Instructions: email only
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
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Metadata_Time_Convention: local time

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