Information on the Plan
The page links listed under INFORMATION ON THE PLAN (found at the left side of each web page) will give you an overview of the goals of the Plan, background information, methodologies employed, Plan results, partnerships critical to restoration efforts, and next steps in pursuing restoration opportunities presented in the Plan.
Table of Restoration Sites
To access the table of restoration sites, use the link found in the menu on the left side of the page.
Since there are over 100 sites in the Plan, you may find it helpful to examine the full set of sites or find a particular site by first sorting the table. You may sort the table by identification number, town, or site status by selecting from the sorted table links in the left navigation bar or, if you have the Sites Table open, you may also sort by clicking on a column name. You may also sort the table by sites which have Rapid Technical Assessment (RTSA) Reports or which are DER Priority Projects by clicking on that column name. It is helpful to note the identification number of sites you are interested in, as this is the key identification feature to access / recall information from the table or map.
Click the site identification number to view site specific information or click on the map icon to see the site images (maps and photos). Sites that have Rapid Technical Site Assessment (RTSA) Reports are indicated in the RTSA column. Click on " Full" or "Partial" to view the reports in PDF format.
You can access the Interactive Map of restoration sites from any page via the menu on the left side of the page, entitled Interactive Map of Study Area and Restoration Sites.
The Interactive Map uses Google Maps applications. The map is customized to include site markers representing the potential and completed restoration sites. The site markers are color coded to indicate site status: red for high priority potential restoration sites, orange for medium priority potential restoration sites, yellow for low priority potential restoration sites, blue for sites in development, and green for completed sites.
The green boundary line on the map delineates the extent of the Great Marsh study area . If you click on a site marker, an information site page for that site will appear. Clicking the text links inside a site page will take you to more information about that particular site. Note that when you open a site specific page or image from the Interactive Map, a new browser window will open. We suggest that you close the window when you are done reading it to minimize the number of windows open at a time.
Please note the site markers on the study area map represent the central point of the area delineated as the potential or completed wetland restoration site. To see the delineation boundary of the restoration site, view the site maps associated with the site.
You can click and drag anywhere on the map to pan to adjacent areas. You can also click on the directional arrows in the upper left corner (above A on map shown above) to pan left, right, up, and down. Clicking on the button between the arrows will always bring you back to the original map extent.
Below the directional arrows (under A on map shown above), you will see a slider which you can use to zoom in and zoom out. You can also click any one of the hash marks along the slider to jump to a particular zoom extent or you can click and drag the slider to a preferred zoom extent. Alternatively, you can click the + and - buttons to zoom in (+) and zoom out (-).
Site Specific Information
Select between roadmap, satellite image, or a hybrid map by clicking on the buttons (above B on map shown above) in the upper right hand corner.
The index to the right of the map (C on map shown above) shows a list of sites by town. Click on the number of the site you would like to view on the map and the map will automatically pan and zoom to the site location and the site information window will be visible. Scroll down the list of sites using the window slider to see the full list of towns and sites.
The following link provides information on customizing Google Maps (Google Maps API).
You may access site specific information through several means. Your options are:
- from the Sites Table by clicking the site identification number to see the site information and the map icon to see the site imagery (maps/photos),
- from the map page Interactive Map by clicking the site marker and then the text link in the information window,
- from the Interactive Map site list by town by clicking the number in the index and then the text link in the information window on the map.
Each site specific web page provides information for each site in a web page format. Information available in the form includes: site status and/or priority, type of wetland alteration(s), potential acreage to be restored, availability of Rapid Technical Site Assessment (RTSA) Report, and a narrative site description.
Links to site imagery and (when applicable) a Rapid Technical Site Assessment (RTSA) Report, and/or links to other related sites, are found in the lower left navigation menu.
The Draft Plan is designed for internet viewing. However, if you want to print a portion of the website this can be done relatively easily by utilizing the Print function from the File menu of your web browser. We recommended you examine Print Preview before printing, since different printers will handle page set up differently. If necessary, adjust the page set up to meet your preferences. If you have special needs requiring a printed output from the Plan, please contact WRP.
Viewing PDF files
Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view PDF files. This is a free program available from the Adobe web site. Follow the download directions on the Adobe web site to get a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Navigating PDF documents
In order to fully utilize the data available in the site imagery and reports PDF pages, you should be aware of a few PDF control features. To zoom in and out on images, use the tools in the zoom menu (see image below). The fit page button is especially useful for viewing the full extent of imagery.
To advance to consecutive pages of imagery use the scroll on the right side of the page or the page advance buttons at the bottom of the page (see image below). All of the site specific PDF imagery documents contain multiple pages that can be navigated using the forward and back controls at the bottom of the window. Larger images that extend beyond the window boundary can be viewed by using the pan tool to click and drag the image to view hidden areas. When finished viewing site specific PDF images, you can close the web browser window to avoid having too many windows open at once (recommended).
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