Presentation Abstract

This phase builds off of the pilot project undertaken in 2012-2013. The pilot project found many shoreline changes within the WRIA were not permitted, especially on Vashon and Maury Islands. Since the pilot project was completed, King County has undertaken an effort to bring the unpermitted issues found on Vashon and Maury Islands into compliance. The pilot project and King County’s follow on compliance efforts have created community awareness on the islands about the problem and issues around shoreline modifications. This phase will undertake a similar set of boat based surveys of the 92 miles of marine shoreline of Watershed Resource Inventory Area 9 (WRIA 9) in 2016 and 2018 to document new changes in shoreline condition. Changes will be evaluated based on if changes in condition were permitted (at state and local levels) as well as on their potential ecological and human safety impacts. The project will also attempt to evaluate whether increased public awareness changed compliance rates. The presentation will provide draft results from the 2016 survey.

Session Title

Enforcing Ecological Protections: Challenges and Opportunities

Keywords

Shoreline armoring, Monitoring, Permit compliance

Conference Track

SSE8: Policy, Management, and Regulations

Conference Name

Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (Seattle, WA : 2018)

Document Type

Event

SSEC Identifier

SSE8-352

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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The WRIA 9 marine shoreline monitoring and compliance project phase 2

This phase builds off of the pilot project undertaken in 2012-2013. The pilot project found many shoreline changes within the WRIA were not permitted, especially on Vashon and Maury Islands. Since the pilot project was completed, King County has undertaken an effort to bring the unpermitted issues found on Vashon and Maury Islands into compliance. The pilot project and King County’s follow on compliance efforts have created community awareness on the islands about the problem and issues around shoreline modifications. This phase will undertake a similar set of boat based surveys of the 92 miles of marine shoreline of Watershed Resource Inventory Area 9 (WRIA 9) in 2016 and 2018 to document new changes in shoreline condition. Changes will be evaluated based on if changes in condition were permitted (at state and local levels) as well as on their potential ecological and human safety impacts. The project will also attempt to evaluate whether increased public awareness changed compliance rates. The presentation will provide draft results from the 2016 survey.