Presentation Abstract

Shoreline armoring is a pressure on the nearshore ecosystem altering a variety of sediment and biological processes which in turn alter the structure and function of the nearshore ecosystem. It is also a subject that elicits an emotional response from landowners concerned about the stability of their shoreline property in the face of sea level rise and increasing storm surge. The Northwest Straits Foundation and its partners have been engaging with shoreline landowners to encourage behavior change through education, outreach, and incentives that remove or reduce the barriers for consideration of alternatives to hard armor. This presentation will highlight the tools and methods used to identify landowners willing to consider alternatives to hard armor and the incentives that got them to say yes to removal. It will also discuss the challenges, obstacles, and compromises made throughout the process.

Session Title

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

Keywords

Shoreline armor, Outreach, Shoreline friendly

Conference Track

SSE1: Habitat Restoration and Protection

Conference Name

Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (Seattle, WA : 2018)

Document Type

Event

SSEC Identifier

SSE1-123

Start Date

4-4-2018 2:30 PM

End Date

4-4-2018 2:45 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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Shoreline armor removal: challenges and solutions to working with private property owners

Shoreline armoring is a pressure on the nearshore ecosystem altering a variety of sediment and biological processes which in turn alter the structure and function of the nearshore ecosystem. It is also a subject that elicits an emotional response from landowners concerned about the stability of their shoreline property in the face of sea level rise and increasing storm surge. The Northwest Straits Foundation and its partners have been engaging with shoreline landowners to encourage behavior change through education, outreach, and incentives that remove or reduce the barriers for consideration of alternatives to hard armor. This presentation will highlight the tools and methods used to identify landowners willing to consider alternatives to hard armor and the incentives that got them to say yes to removal. It will also discuss the challenges, obstacles, and compromises made throughout the process.