Proposed Abstract Title

Prioritization Tool for Puget Sound Individual and Residential-Scale Best Management Practices (BMP) for Stormwater and Salmon Recovery

Type of Presentation

Oral

Session Title

Behavior Change and the Salish Sea: Science and Application

Location

2016SSEC

Description

The Puget Sound Partnership and members of the Stormwater Outreach for Regional Municipalities (STORM) coalition formed a work group to evaluate individual and residential-scale best management practices (BMPs). The work group surveyed subject matter experts working on stormwater and salmon recovery in the Puget Sound region to identify a comprehensive list of residential stormwater and salmon recovery BMPs and evaluate the identified BMPs based on three technical and six interdisciplinary criteria. Using information collected from each survey, the work group created an open-source prioritization tool that can be used to rank stormwater and salmon recovery BMPs in Puget Sound. By linking the two prioritization processes together (stormwater and salmon recovery), and by using a common methodology, the work group cross-referenced a broad suite of individual and residential-scale BMPs, allowing for more integrated and informed management decisions. The results should prove useful in identifying and selecting content for stormwater and salmon recovery awareness and education campaigns, building social marketing programs, and prioritizing topics for grant applications. The prioritization tool provides a starting place that can frame, sharpen, and focus the scope of conversations regarding which BMPs to promote at a given time. We anticipate that this effort will inform future programmatic decisions as well as support investments made to increase beneficial behaviors and reduce detrimental ones for both stormwater and salmon recovery.

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Prioritization Tool for Puget Sound Individual and Residential-Scale Best Management Practices (BMP) for Stormwater and Salmon Recovery

2016SSEC

The Puget Sound Partnership and members of the Stormwater Outreach for Regional Municipalities (STORM) coalition formed a work group to evaluate individual and residential-scale best management practices (BMPs). The work group surveyed subject matter experts working on stormwater and salmon recovery in the Puget Sound region to identify a comprehensive list of residential stormwater and salmon recovery BMPs and evaluate the identified BMPs based on three technical and six interdisciplinary criteria. Using information collected from each survey, the work group created an open-source prioritization tool that can be used to rank stormwater and salmon recovery BMPs in Puget Sound. By linking the two prioritization processes together (stormwater and salmon recovery), and by using a common methodology, the work group cross-referenced a broad suite of individual and residential-scale BMPs, allowing for more integrated and informed management decisions. The results should prove useful in identifying and selecting content for stormwater and salmon recovery awareness and education campaigns, building social marketing programs, and prioritizing topics for grant applications. The prioritization tool provides a starting place that can frame, sharpen, and focus the scope of conversations regarding which BMPs to promote at a given time. We anticipate that this effort will inform future programmatic decisions as well as support investments made to increase beneficial behaviors and reduce detrimental ones for both stormwater and salmon recovery.