The wetland-integrity layer was created as part of the New Jersey Pinelands Commission ecological-integrity assessment (Zampella et al. 2008). A wetland-integrity score was determined for every 10×10-m wetland-habitat cell in the Pinelands Area. Wetlands, as defined in Zampella et al. (2008), were based on 2002 land-use/land-cover data (NJDEP 2007) with the exception of managed wetlands and wetland agriculture. A single score was assigned to discrete wetland units. This raster layer contains wetland-integrity scores for wetland-habitat cells in the Pinelands Area. Zampella, R. A., N. A. Procopio, M. U. Du Brul, J. F. Bunnell. 2008. An ecological-integrity assessment of the New Jersey Pinelands: A comprehensive assessment of the landscape and aquatic and wetland systems of the region. Pinelands Commission. New Lisbon, New Jersey, USA.
Wetland-integrity scores represent an average of the ecological-integrity scores of all wetland cells within each wetland-drainage unit.
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The ecological-integrity assessment assigned integrity scores to individual 10×10-m Pinelands-habitat cells. A wetland complex within an individual wetland-drainage unit is composed of thousands of wetland-habitat cells that may display a range of ecological-integrity scores. A single score was assigned to discrete wetland units by averaging the ecological-integrity scores of all wetland cells within each wetland-drainage unit. The term drainage unit refers to a section of a watershed. Drainage units were split along streams to create wetland-drainage units. Wetlands, as defined in Zampella et al. (2008), were based on 2002 land-use/land-cover data (NJDEP 2007) with the exception of managed wetlands and wetland agriculture. NJDEP. 2007. NJDEP land use/land cover update, watershed management areas 13-20. New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Information Resource Management, Bureau of Geographic Information Systems, Trenton, New Jersey, USA. Zampella, R. A., Procopio, N. A., Du Brul, M. U., Bunnell, J. F. 2008. An ecological-integrity assessment of the New Jersey Pinelands. A comprehensive assessment of the landscape, aquatic and wetlands systems of the region. Pinelands Commission, New Lisbon, NJ, USA.
Wetland-integrity scores were classified into ten integrity classes, including less than or equal to 10%, 10.1-20%, 20.1-30%, 30.1-40%, 40.1-50%, 50.1-60%, 60.1-70%, 70.1-80%, 80.1-90%, 90.1-100%. Each class is identified in the raster layer by the upper limit of the class. Wetland integrity increases from the lowest to highest integrity class.
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