Puget Sound shorelines and the impacts of armoring

proceedings of a state of the science workshop, May 2009
  • 266 Pages
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  • English
U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey , Reston, Va
Shore protection, Shore
Statementedited by Hugh Shipman ... [et al.].
SeriesScientific investigations report -- 2010-5254, Scientific investigations report -- 2010-5254.
ContributionsGeological Survey (U.S.), United States. Dept. of the Interior
LC ClassificationsTC223.8 .P84 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 266 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25188804M
LC Control Number2011506042

Puget Sound Shorelines and the Impacts of Armoring— Proceedings of a State of the Science Workshop, May Edited by Hugh Shipman, Washington State Department of Ecology; Megan N. Dethier, University of Washington; Guy Gelfenbaum, U.S.

Geological Survey; Kurt L. Fresh, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; and Richard S. Dinicola, U.S. Geological Survey. Technical Reportprepared for the Puget Sound Nearshore Partnership. Shipman, Hugh, and Guy Gelfenbaum, Megan N. Dethier, and Kurt L. Fresh. Puget Sound Shoreline Armoring: State of the Science Workshop.

Puget Sound Shorelines and the Impacts of Armoring— Proceedings of a State of the Science Workshop, May A report from Oregon State University examines how community members, including non-property owners, value shorelines in Puget Sound. The report emphasizes the impacts of shoreline armoring on survey respondents' sense of place in the region.

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50 Puget Sound Shorelines and the Impacts of Armoring—Proceedings of a State of the Science Workshop. minimize impacts from bulkheads by requiring placement. as near to the bankline or Ordinary High Water (OHW) as possible.

Some bulkheads, however, encroached up to 10 ft horizontally onto the beach below OHW, resulting inFile Size: KB. Marine Shoreline Armoring and Puget Sound WHY IT MATTERS. More than miles of Puget Sound’s shoreline is armored – with approximately four miles added every two years. Armoring can protect upland sites from short-term erosion, but can harm shoreline habitat and dramatically change beaches.

Each change may be small, but the combined effectFile Size: KB. Following a public comment and external review period, the Habitat Strategic Initiative team is pleased to officially release the Shoreline Armoring Implementation Strategy, which aims to reduce shoreline armoring in Puget developed the strategy in partnership with the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, Washington Department of Natural Resources, Puget Sound Partnership, Puget.

Armored Shorelines of Puget Sound "Shoreline armoring" refers to any kind of structure built to immobilize beach sediments and prevent natural erosion of the shoreline.

Approximately 27% of the total shoreline length of Puget Sound is armored with some type of retaining structure, although in urban areas such as the city of Seattle, the. Introduction. Almost all Puget Sound nearshore areas have significantly changed from their historical structures since European settlement in the region, and the vast majority of changes to Puget Sound shorelines have been caused by humans 1.

Total shoreline in Puget Sound has decreased by about 15 percent due to simplification 2 and, not surprisingly, the areas where the most urban.

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Heightened understanding about the effects of concrete bulkheads, seawall, and other types of armor is an important step toward reducing unnecessary threats to shorelines.

Physical processes such as wave action, landslides, and erosion shape the extraordinary shorelines of Puget Sound.

(Ammodytes hexapterus), are threatened by land use activities along shorelines, where development is also concentrated. Forage fish spawning areas in San Juan County (SJC) and throughout Puget Sound are especially vulnerable to the impacts of shoreline armoring.

Sea. Many studies have shown this pattern at seawall sites around Puget Sound. A new University of Washington study shows that impacts at individual armored sites can scale up to have cumulative, large-scale effects on the characteristics of Salish Sea shorelines and the diversity of life they support.

It is the first study to analyze sites broadly. This website summarizes research on the physical and biological impacts of shoreline armoring in Puget Puget Sound Partnership has identified armoring as a significant threat to the health of the Sound and a key feature in need of ch is needed to understand impacts of armoring and to determine under wh at circ umstances armoring has negative effects.

This book focused on the armoring restoration projects that have been done on the shorelines of the Puget Sound, more specifically the South-Central Puget Sound sub-basin.

Coastal armoring is the practice of constructing seawalls, bulkheads, and revetments along shorelines to prevent erosion and to stabilize areas for up land uses. In Puget Sound, Washington, USA, there has been recent momentum to restore armored shorelines through removal of armoring structures, nourishment of sediments, re-planting native riparian.

84 Puget Sound Shorelines and the Impacts of Armoring—Proceedings of a State of the Science Workshop Patsch, K., and Griggs, G.,Development of sand budgets for California’s major Author: Gary Griggs.

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The writing is by: The Puget Sound Partnership has identified armoring as a significant threat to the health of the Sound and a key feature in need of restoration. Research is needed to understand impacts of armoring and to determine under what circumstances armoring has negative effects.

We are investigating physical and biological features of paired armored and. Documents the direct and cumulative effects of shoreline armoring on biological resources of Puget Sound.

REQUEST A COPY: The mission of the Department of Ecology is to protect, preserve, and enhance Washington’s environment. To help us meet that goal, please consider the environment before you print or request a copy. Accessibility Options.

Shoreline armoring such as bulkheads and seawalls interrupts natural beach function and reduces food for salmon and other species across more than 27% of Puget Sound’s shoreline. The state has set a target of removing more armoring than is created in Puget Sound, although progress toward this goal been spare and hard-won.

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Some artists use the idea of the book to explore philosophical concepts. Puget Sound-wide, more than a quarter of the natural shoreline similarly has been lost.

“This is the Goldilocks zone for forage fish, for surf smelt, sand lance, and armoring just outright. By Jeff Rice, Puget Sound Institute Communities across Puget Sound must consider salmon-safe alternatives to shoreline armoring or risk losing their flood insurance, according to requirements established by FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program.

The requirements stem from a Biological Opinion issued by NOAA in finding that shoreline armoring and other development in.

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Dinicola (Eds.), Puget Sound Cited by: shoreline armoring is having on the upper intertidal sand and gravel beach habitats required for spawning substrate by two key forage fish in the Puget Sound region, surf smelt and Pacific sand lance. The geographic scope of the project was San Juan County, Washington.

Generous funding for this research was provided by the Bullitt Foundation. Read the Puget Sound press release. A First Course in Linear Algebra () Rob Beezer, professor, Mathematics & Computer Science Read a review on the Mathematical Association of America's website.

Lakewold: A Magnificant Northwest Garden () Ronald Fields, professor emeritus, Art Read a review in Arches. Nine by Three: Stories (). Removal of Puget Sound shoreline armoring Shoreline Armoring Removal: Synthesis and Assessment of Restoration Effectiveness in Puget Sound Local officials, state resource managers and conscientious property owners have shown growing enthusiasm for removing bulkheads to restore natural shorelines and shore habitats.

Year Published: Puget Sound Shorelines and the Impacts of Armoring-Proceedings of a State of the Science Workshop, May The widespread extent and continued construction of seawalls and bulkheads on Puget Sound's beaches has emerged as a significant issue in shoreline management and coastal restoration in the region.

Finlayson describes a summary of Puget Sound beach processes Johannessen & MacLennen provides an overview of beach management as part of a nearshore restoration program The following reports provide information on initial installations of alternative shoreline armoring on residential properties in Puget Sound, and some aspects of.

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This project is part of a multi-pronged effort to reduce the amount of armoring along Puget Sound marine shorelines. It will evaluate the barriers and motivators for private shoreline landowners in choosing to remove or forgo bulkheads, rip rap, and other modifications.

Research is needed to determine the effects of armoring in Puget Sound, particularly under what circumstances armoring has negative effects.

For more background information on the impacts of shoreline armoring, see proceedings from a recent workshop entitled Puget Sound Shorelines and the Impacts of Armoring. Monday we opened a new front in our efforts—tackling the problem of shoreline armoring.

Long recognized as one of the most significant stressors on Puget Sound’s threatened ecology, armoring is the practice of modifying marine shorelines with rocks or other materials to interrupt erosion and other changes.This book is better, because I now live in Tacoma and it is true.

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