The documents listed provide background information explaining the CRMS program, standard operating procedures and tools developed for ecololgical assessment using CRMS data.
Bass, A. S., C. F. Robertson, W. K. Rhinehart. 2003. Office of Coastal Restoration and Management quality management plan: 2003. Louisiana Department of Natural Resources. Baton Rouge, LA. 98pp.
Couvillion, B., M. Fischer, H. Beck, and W. Sleavin. 2016. Spatial configuration trends in coastal Louisiana from 1985 to 2010. Wetlands. 10.1007/s13157-016-0744-9.
Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana. 2012. Louisiana's Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast. Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana. Baton Rouge, LA.
Cretini, K.F., Visser, J.M., Krauss, K.W.,and Steyer, G.D., 2011, CRMS vegetation analytical team framework—Methods for collection, development, and use of vegetation response variables: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011–1097, 60 p.
Cretini, K.F., Visser, J.M., Krauss, K.W.,and Steyer, G.D. (2012). Development and use of floristic quality index for coastal Louisiana marshes. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 184:2389-2403.
Todd M. Folse, Thomas E. McGinnis, Leigh A. Sharp, Jonathan L. West, MelissaK. Hymel, John P. Troutman, Dona Weifenbach, William M. Boshart, Laurie B. Rodrigue, Danielle C. Richardi, W. Bernard Wood, C. Mike Miller, Elizabeth M. Robinson, Angelina M. Freeman, Camille L. Stagg, Brady R. Couvillion, and Holly J. Beck. 2020. A Standard Operating Procedures Manual for the Coastwide Reference Monitoring System-Wetlands and the System-Wide Assessment and Monitoring Program: Methods for Site Establishment, Data Collection, and Quality Assurance/Quality Control. Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority. Baton Rouge, LA. 252 pp.
LDNR/Coastal Engineering Division. 2003. A contractor’s guide to minimum standards required by the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Restoration Division for contractors performing GPS surveys & establishing GPS derived orthometric heights within the Louisiana coastal zone primary GPS network. Prepared June 2003.
Snedden, G.A., and Swenson, E.M., 2012, Hydrologic index development and application to selected Coastwide Reference Monitoring System sites and Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act projects: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012–1122, 25 p.
Stagg, C.L., Sharp, L.A., McGinnis, T.E., and Snedden, G.A., 2013, Submergence Vulnerability Index development and application to Coastwide Reference Monitoring System sites and Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act projects: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013–1163, 13 p.
State of Louisiana’s Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration, SONRIS 2000, Coastal Restoration Project Monitoring Database, Data Descriptions 10.22.2009 2009. Strategic Online Natural Resources Information System, SONRIS 2000, Coastal Restoration Project Monitoring Database. Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration. Baton Rouge, LA. 27 pp.
Steyer, G.D., R.C. Raynie, D.L. Steller, D. Fuller and E. Swenson 1995. Quality management plan for Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act monitoring program. Open-file series no. 95-01 (Revised June 2000). Baton Rouge: Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Restoration Division. 97 pp.
Steyer, G.D., C. E. Sasser, J. M. Visser, E. M. Swensen, J. A. Nyman, and R.C. Raynie. 2003. A proposed coast-wide reference monitoring system for evaluating wetland restoration trajectories in Louisiana. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 81:107-117.
Steyer, G.D., R.R. Twilley and R.C. Raynie. 2006. An Integrated Monitoring Approach Using Multiple Reference Sites to Assess Sustainable Restoration in Coastal Louisiana. Pages 326 – 333 In Aguirre-Bravo, C., Pellicane, Patrick J., Burns, Denver P., and Draggan, Sidney (Eds.) Monitoring Science and Technology Symposium: Unifying Knowledge for Sustainability in the Western Hemisphere. 2004 September 20-24, Denver, CO. Proceedings RMRS-P-42CD, Fort Collins, CO, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 990 p.
Steyer, G.D., 2010, Coastwide Reference Monitoring System (CRMS): U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2010-3018, 2 p.
Wood, W.B., Shaffer, G.P., Visser, J.M., Krauss, K.W., Piazza, S.C., Sharp, L.A. and Cretini, K.F., 2017. Forested floristic quality index: An assessment tool for forested wetland habitats using the quality and quantity of woody vegetation at Coastwide Reference Monitoring System (CRMS) vegetation monitoring stations (No. 2017-1002). US Geological Survey.
Wood, W.B., Visser, J.M., Piazza, S.C., Sharp, L.A., Hundy, L.C., and McGinnis, T.E., 2015, Coastwide Reference Monitoring System (CRMS) Vegetation Volume Index—An assessment tool for marsh habitat focused on the three-dimensional structure at CRMS vegetation monitoring stations: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1206, 14 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151206.
Task 3 from Request For Proposal - Project Specific Station Location Maps
Task 3 from Request For Proposal - Project Specific Station Coordinates
SONRIS Database User Manual