Presentation Abstract

The Sustainable Lands Strategy (SLS) is a collaborative effort focused on achieving lasting farm-fish-flood solutions. Not long ago competing land use priorities created conflict over the management of floodplains, pitting fish habitat against agricultural production against flood management interests. All interests are anticipated to suffer under predicted climate change scenarios. County, tribal, agricultural and non-governmental leaders have been working together through the SLS process to work through thorny issues. One of the more tangible products has been the development of reach-scale plans for multiple benefit recovery of diverse ecosystem services. This presentation outlines the resources necessary for defining multiple benefit planning goals, and the complex technical needs of ongoing integrated floodplain design. Examples will draw from recently-completed plans for the Lower Skykomish River reach, the Mainstem Stillaguamish reach, and the draft plan for the Snohomish and Snohomish estuary reaches.

Session Title

Building Resilient Floodplains through Regional Policy, Community-driven Solutions and Science: The Story of Integrated Floodplain Management

Keywords

Reach scale plan, Flood plains

Conference Track

SSE1: Habitat Restoration and Protection

Conference Name

Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (Seattle, WA : 2018)

Document Type

Event

SSEC Identifier

SSE1-644

Start Date

5-4-2018 4:30 PM

End Date

5-4-2018 4:45 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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Reach-scale planning in Snohomish County: a foundation for collaborative farm-fish-flood integrated planning and project delivery

The Sustainable Lands Strategy (SLS) is a collaborative effort focused on achieving lasting farm-fish-flood solutions. Not long ago competing land use priorities created conflict over the management of floodplains, pitting fish habitat against agricultural production against flood management interests. All interests are anticipated to suffer under predicted climate change scenarios. County, tribal, agricultural and non-governmental leaders have been working together through the SLS process to work through thorny issues. One of the more tangible products has been the development of reach-scale plans for multiple benefit recovery of diverse ecosystem services. This presentation outlines the resources necessary for defining multiple benefit planning goals, and the complex technical needs of ongoing integrated floodplain design. Examples will draw from recently-completed plans for the Lower Skykomish River reach, the Mainstem Stillaguamish reach, and the draft plan for the Snohomish and Snohomish estuary reaches.