Projects & Reports > Application of the Sea Level Rise Affecting Marsh Model (SLAMM) Using High Resolution Data At Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, as part of their Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) development, is required to estimate the effects of sea level rise on the Refuge. The United States Fish and Wildlife Service recommends using the Sea Level Affecting Marshes Model (SLAMM) for this application. The Delaware Coastal Programs (DCP) of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) assisted the Refuge in using the model to predict the land cover changes due to sea level rise. The following is a description of the model, the results of the modeled scenarios, and an explanation of the deviations from a similar modeling effort done for the region by the National Wildlife Federation.