You are hereHome › Hal Marcus College of Science & Engineering (CSE) › Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences › Meyer-Arendt, Klaus J. › Utilization of Remote Sensing in Wetland Management Style APAChicagoHarvardIEEEMLATurabian Choose the citation style. Meyer-Arendt, K. J. (no date). Utilization of Remote Sensing in Wetland Management. Pecora Vii Symposium, 217-229. Download PDF Utilization of Remote Sensing in Wetland Management Details Type Conference Paper Title Utilization of Remote Sensing in Wetland Management Contributor(s) Meyer-Arendt, Klaus J. (author) Located In Pecora VII Symposium Start Page 217 End Page 229 Abstract Coastal Louisiana is a dynam ic environment experiencing constant changes in the temporal and spa tial distribution of habitats as a result of natural and man-influenced processes . Management of t his wetland envi ronment for selected purposes, or for mai ntenance of a naturally renewable resource base, requ ires a knowledge of the relationship between forms and processes, quantification of spatia l and temporal changes, and the ability to predict future trends in relation to natural and man-manipulated processes . The first comprehensive data base for the Louisiana deltaic plain to support management efforts was obtained through construction of habitat maps for 1955/56 and 1978 (using 1:24,000 controlled, 7.5 minute, quadcentered black-and-white photo mosaics and 1: 24 ,000 uncontrolled, nonquad- centered color-infrared prints, respectively) and planimetering and tabulation of the habitat areas according to sel ec ted geographical units (state, parish, hydrologic unit , 7.5 minute quad sheet, and coastal zone ). The results of this study have been incorporated into wetland management plans for Terrebonne and St. Bernard Parishes and are serving as an impetus for management implementation throughout the Louisiana coastal zone.