Biological Monitoring of the Tres Palacios River and Upper Tres Palacios Bay, Texas

Purpose/Objectives

The major objectives of this project were to provide a course-scale assessment of the following subjects along the lower Tres Palacios River, Texas: 1) characterize the fringe wetland community structure, 2) survey the bathymetry, 3) aquatic biological monitoring, and 4) visual survey for intertidal oysters.

Study Area

Tres Palacios River, Texas

Project Period

2016 – 2017

Description

Provide a basic overview of the lower Tres Palacios River to the National Wildlife Federation to help inform potential biological and habitat responses to future freshwater inflows. 

Publications

Guillen, G., Oakley, J.W., Gordon, M., and Scanes, C. 2017. Biological Monitoring of the Tres Palacios River and Upper Tres Palacios Bay, Texas. EIH Final Report 17-006, 35 pp.

EIH in Action

Monitoring site on the Tres Palacios River
Sagittaria graminea
Nekton sampling via otter trawl at the mouth of the Tres Palacios River
Wetland site on the Tres Palacios River

Project Sponsors