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Water: Estuaries and Coastal Watersheds

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Watersheds in the NEP range in location from the Pacific Northwest to the Caribbean region. Broad categories have been established to simplify aggregate reporting of habitat efforts across these highly diverse regions. These categories are utilized in NEP Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) summary reports and charts.

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dot Agricultural Land
dot Barrier Island
dot Beach and Dune
dot Coral Reef
dot Estuarine
dot Estuarine Water Column
dot Field/Meadow
dot Forest/Woodland
dot Forested Wetland
dot Freshwater Marsh
dot Grassland
dot Hard Bottom
dot In-Stream
dot Mangrove
dot Other
dot Pond
dot Riparian
dot Rocky Shoreline
dot Shellfish Bed/Oyster Reef
dot Shrub Swamp (non-mangrove)
dot Soft Bottom/Mud
dot Soft Bottom/Sand
dot Submerged Aquatic Vegetation
dot Tidal Wetland
dot Upland
dot Wetlands



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