Presentation Abstract

The Marine Shoreline Design Guidelines (MSDG) was released four years ago to describe coastal process generally, site analysis, selection of appropriate shore protection, and design as well as if bank protection was needed at all. WDFW encourages use of the MSDG to assure the range of options are considered, specific to the characteristics of the site. As a means of continuing to support MSDG as a design guideline, and helping to familiarize non-designers with its concepts WDFW will develop and deliver a series of collaborative workshops, training sessions, and technical assistance for both design and non-design professionals and the restoration community. Technical assistance to WDFW’s regional permit biologists has revealed that there are misconceptions regarding what techniques are appropriate for shoreline protection by a significant number of designers. The MSDG contains tools intended to assist the designer in assessing the site conditions, level of risk, and the design techniques that are appropriate for those conditions. We will review those conditions that are relevant and where that information can be found in MSDG, as well as running several case studies through the decision tables that aid in design technique selection. No design discussion is complete without a tie to the real world, so we’ll look at both good examples and poor examples of soft shore protection. We will briefly run through the design selection techniques that could have prevented those incorrect applications and touch on the techniques that may have been more appropriate.

Session Title

Challenges and Solutions for Shoreline Armor Removal and Design of Soft Shore Protection: Part I

Keywords

MSDG, Bank protection, Soft shore

Conference Track

SSE1: Habitat Restoration and Protection

Conference Name

Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (Seattle, WA : 2018)

Document Type

Event

SSEC Identifier

SSE1-517

Start Date

4-4-2018 2:00 PM

End Date

4-4-2018 2:15 PM

Type of Presentation

Oral

Contributing Repository

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

Geographic Coverage

Salish Sea (B.C. and Wash.)

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Language

English

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Applying the tools in the marine shoreline design guidelines (MSDG) to select marine bank protection techniques

The Marine Shoreline Design Guidelines (MSDG) was released four years ago to describe coastal process generally, site analysis, selection of appropriate shore protection, and design as well as if bank protection was needed at all. WDFW encourages use of the MSDG to assure the range of options are considered, specific to the characteristics of the site. As a means of continuing to support MSDG as a design guideline, and helping to familiarize non-designers with its concepts WDFW will develop and deliver a series of collaborative workshops, training sessions, and technical assistance for both design and non-design professionals and the restoration community. Technical assistance to WDFW’s regional permit biologists has revealed that there are misconceptions regarding what techniques are appropriate for shoreline protection by a significant number of designers. The MSDG contains tools intended to assist the designer in assessing the site conditions, level of risk, and the design techniques that are appropriate for those conditions. We will review those conditions that are relevant and where that information can be found in MSDG, as well as running several case studies through the decision tables that aid in design technique selection. No design discussion is complete without a tie to the real world, so we’ll look at both good examples and poor examples of soft shore protection. We will briefly run through the design selection techniques that could have prevented those incorrect applications and touch on the techniques that may have been more appropriate.