Presenter/Author Information

David Sale, ECO Resource Group, LLPFollow

Type of Presentation

Oral

Session Title

Shoreline Monitoring: Citizen Science, Restoration Effectiveness, and Data Integration

Description

During the development of the Bainbridge Island Shoreline Monitoring Program (SMP), a volunteer group of scientists and engineers (Bainbridge Island Environmental Technical Advisory (ETAC)), provided the City of Bainbridge Island (COBI) City Council and staff with advice and recommendations on relevant shoreline science and the SMP. One of the recommendations was for COBI to adopt and initiate a locally–driven and -managed monitoring program to address both the effectiveness of the SMP over time, and uncertainties in knowledge of specific Bainbridge Island shoreline drivers and processes. The program would be designed to integrate past and current studies by COBI and other agencies and researchers and historical data, initiate new studies as needed, develop partnerships, and leverage multiple resources to assess baseline and future conditions of the Bainbridge shoreline. This presentation will provide a background of how the monitoring program initially evolved; how it seeks to integrate a variety of tools (including citizen science, local knowledge, interagency coordination, joint fact-finding); why such a program is important for locally-driven decision-making about shoreline management in Puget Sound; how it adds to and balances Partnership efforts to manage the Salish Sea; and will provide some lessons learned in gaining buy-in from local and state officials, scientists and stakeholders on monitoring programs managed by local governments.

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Developing locally-driven (shoreline) monitoring programs in the Salish Sea (and beyond)

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During the development of the Bainbridge Island Shoreline Monitoring Program (SMP), a volunteer group of scientists and engineers (Bainbridge Island Environmental Technical Advisory (ETAC)), provided the City of Bainbridge Island (COBI) City Council and staff with advice and recommendations on relevant shoreline science and the SMP. One of the recommendations was for COBI to adopt and initiate a locally–driven and -managed monitoring program to address both the effectiveness of the SMP over time, and uncertainties in knowledge of specific Bainbridge Island shoreline drivers and processes. The program would be designed to integrate past and current studies by COBI and other agencies and researchers and historical data, initiate new studies as needed, develop partnerships, and leverage multiple resources to assess baseline and future conditions of the Bainbridge shoreline. This presentation will provide a background of how the monitoring program initially evolved; how it seeks to integrate a variety of tools (including citizen science, local knowledge, interagency coordination, joint fact-finding); why such a program is important for locally-driven decision-making about shoreline management in Puget Sound; how it adds to and balances Partnership efforts to manage the Salish Sea; and will provide some lessons learned in gaining buy-in from local and state officials, scientists and stakeholders on monitoring programs managed by local governments.