Session Title

General engagement topics

Conference Track

Engagement

Conference Name

Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (2016 : Vancouver, B.C.)

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Digital content made available by University Archives, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries, Western Washington University.

Type of Presentation

Poster

Abstract

Real estate brokers, appraisers, and developers are an essential audience for bridging communication with new landowners throughout the Salish Sea watershed. The majority of these professionals share concerns about protecting water quality, ensuring the health of theSalishSeafor recreation and economic vitality, and preventing activities that lead to anthropogenic-caused landslides, flooding and other disasters.

Since 1998, WSU Extension has managed a real estate school focused on "green" topics to engage real estate professionals in these issues critical to their clients and our region's water resources. In recent years, our focus has centered on the topics of Green Stormwater Infrastructure and Understanding Shoreline Processes/Stewardship Activities. Benefits of targeting this audience include: brokers may be or often work with small- to large-scale developers and can influence how development occurs; the sale/transfer of land is often at the nexus of re-development; educated brokers can inform their clientele on options for preventing pollution and undertaking stewardship practices; and appraisers need to incorporate proper valuation of mature vegetation, proper water management, and Green Stormwater Infrastructure for systemic change to occur.

This poster will highlight the model of classroom and field-based learning that has been successful; what the audiences value as part of the workshop package; feedback about successes and shortcomings; openness and skepticism of this audience vis à vis environmental issues, including climate change; and assessments of short- and mid-term impacts to increase awareness, understanding and acceptance for green stewardship practices for both stormwater management and living with and on shoreline/bluff properties.

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Language

English

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Greening Real Estate Professionals: A Model for Landowner Engagement through Effective Education for Brokers & Appraisers

2016SSEC

Real estate brokers, appraisers, and developers are an essential audience for bridging communication with new landowners throughout the Salish Sea watershed. The majority of these professionals share concerns about protecting water quality, ensuring the health of theSalishSeafor recreation and economic vitality, and preventing activities that lead to anthropogenic-caused landslides, flooding and other disasters.

Since 1998, WSU Extension has managed a real estate school focused on "green" topics to engage real estate professionals in these issues critical to their clients and our region's water resources. In recent years, our focus has centered on the topics of Green Stormwater Infrastructure and Understanding Shoreline Processes/Stewardship Activities. Benefits of targeting this audience include: brokers may be or often work with small- to large-scale developers and can influence how development occurs; the sale/transfer of land is often at the nexus of re-development; educated brokers can inform their clientele on options for preventing pollution and undertaking stewardship practices; and appraisers need to incorporate proper valuation of mature vegetation, proper water management, and Green Stormwater Infrastructure for systemic change to occur.

This poster will highlight the model of classroom and field-based learning that has been successful; what the audiences value as part of the workshop package; feedback about successes and shortcomings; openness and skepticism of this audience vis à vis environmental issues, including climate change; and assessments of short- and mid-term impacts to increase awareness, understanding and acceptance for green stewardship practices for both stormwater management and living with and on shoreline/bluff properties.