Presentation Abstract

SoundImpacts.org is a pilot of a regional scale, multi-user impact metrics portal. Entities engaged in restoration and positive impact environmental projects like green infrastructure (including rain gardens, tree planting, green roofs, depaving etc.) are highly dispersed, "siloed" and generally don't share data with each other and in fact rarely share the impacts of their work to their own communities beyond the funders who paid for the specific project. Sound Impacts addresses the tandem needs of 1. positive impact practitioners (e.g. NGO's, tribes, government agencies, communities) to collect and track their own impacts to better share that with their audiences and 2. the regional coordinating entities to see regionally-scaled impacts of those efforts. In addition, Sound Impacts provides tracking of not just one single positive impact per project. Multiple benefits including gallons of stormater managed, tons of carbon sequestered, acres of habitat created, can all be tracked for each project type. I will briefly walk the audience through the Sound Impacts beta portal and demonstrate its value for practitioners and regional coordinators alike and discuss how to get involved in the full build out of the version 2.0 portal.

Session Title

The Application and Creation of Knowledge that Leads to Action to Restore and Protect an Ecosystem

Keywords

Green infrastructure, Metrics, Impact, Puget Sound

Conference Track

SSE4: Ecosystem Management, Policy, and Protection

Conference Name

Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (Seattle, WA : 2018)

Document Type

Event

SSEC Identifier

SSE4-309

Start Date

6-4-2018 8:45 AM

End Date

6-4-2018 9:00 AM

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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Apr 6th, 8:45 AM Apr 6th, 9:00 AM

Sound impacts: building an impact metrics portal for tracking collective positive impacts of restoration and green infrastructure across the Puget Sound

SoundImpacts.org is a pilot of a regional scale, multi-user impact metrics portal. Entities engaged in restoration and positive impact environmental projects like green infrastructure (including rain gardens, tree planting, green roofs, depaving etc.) are highly dispersed, "siloed" and generally don't share data with each other and in fact rarely share the impacts of their work to their own communities beyond the funders who paid for the specific project. Sound Impacts addresses the tandem needs of 1. positive impact practitioners (e.g. NGO's, tribes, government agencies, communities) to collect and track their own impacts to better share that with their audiences and 2. the regional coordinating entities to see regionally-scaled impacts of those efforts. In addition, Sound Impacts provides tracking of not just one single positive impact per project. Multiple benefits including gallons of stormater managed, tons of carbon sequestered, acres of habitat created, can all be tracked for each project type. I will briefly walk the audience through the Sound Impacts beta portal and demonstrate its value for practitioners and regional coordinators alike and discuss how to get involved in the full build out of the version 2.0 portal.