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Data Series 256

Coastal Prairie Restoration Information System: Version 1 (Louisiana)

Larry Allain

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Data Series 256
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The Coastal Prairie Restoration Information System (CPR) is a Microsoft Access database that allows users to query and view data about Louisiana coastal prairie species. Less than 0.1% of Louisiana’s coastal prairie vegetation remains in a relatively undisturbed condition. Encompassing as much as 1 million hectares of land, coastal prairie is a hybrid of coastal wetlands and tall grass prairie. Over 550 plant species have been identified in Louisiana’s coastal prairies to date. Efforts to conserve and restore this endangered ecosystem are limited by the ability of workers to identify and access knowledge about this diverse group of plants. In this database, a variety of data are provided for each of 650 coastal prairie species in Louisiana.

The database was developed at the U.S. Geological Survey National Wetlands Research Center by Larry Allain, with software development by Myra Silva. Additional funding was provided by the biology department of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL), the ULL Center for Environmental and Ecological Technology, and the National Science Foundation.

Version 1.0

Posted May 2007

  • CPR Version 1.0 ZIP file (54 MB)
  • Administrative permissions may be required for proper execution of this program. If the program does not function correctly, contact your Systems Administrator. Please refer to the README file for detailed information.

Suggested citation:

Allain, L., 2007, Coastal prairie restoration information system—version 1 (Louisiana): U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 256.

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