Abstract Title

Session S-06H: Puget Sound Shorelines and the Impacts of Armoring: State of the Science 2014

Presenter/Author Information

Paul Schlenger, Confluence EnvironmentalFollow

Keywords

Shorelines

Start Date

1-5-2014 5:00 PM

End Date

1-5-2014 6:30 PM

Description

Shoreline armoring is recognized as a major stressor on the nearshore environments of the Salish Sea. Great work is underway to restore shorelines by removing armoring or installing “soft” shoreline protection structures. While these are important efforts, the fact remains that more “hard” traditional shoreline armoring is installed each year than is removed or replaced with soft armoring solutions. For this reason, it is important that we also develop design techniques for hard armoring structures that meet the demands of shoreline property owners while lessening the ecological impacts of the structures. In this presentation, we will describe innovative design techniques that may enable us to improve upon the way hard armoring is constructed. We will also discuss how sea level rise associated with climate change may create additional opportunities where such innovative designs may be beneficial.

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May 1st, 5:00 PM May 1st, 6:30 PM

Hard Armoring – Here to Stay but is there a Better Way?

Room 6C

Shoreline armoring is recognized as a major stressor on the nearshore environments of the Salish Sea. Great work is underway to restore shorelines by removing armoring or installing “soft” shoreline protection structures. While these are important efforts, the fact remains that more “hard” traditional shoreline armoring is installed each year than is removed or replaced with soft armoring solutions. For this reason, it is important that we also develop design techniques for hard armoring structures that meet the demands of shoreline property owners while lessening the ecological impacts of the structures. In this presentation, we will describe innovative design techniques that may enable us to improve upon the way hard armoring is constructed. We will also discuss how sea level rise associated with climate change may create additional opportunities where such innovative designs may be beneficial.