FP1.1: Gain a better understanding of current floodplain habitat conditions.
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Regional Priority Approach Description
Note, “ecologically important areas” is a generic term that, once defined, can support restoration or protection prioritization. It may include critical areas, side-channel habitat, etc.
Approach - Gain a better understanding of current floodplain habitat conditions.
Desired Outcome - Based on enhanced understanding of floodplain processes and function, reach scale planning prioritizes protecting and/or restoring ecologically important areas in floodplains.
Policy Needs - N/A
- Identify important local hydrological and geomorphological processes and supporting areas.
- Identify reaches to prioritize further study and assess for high impact ecological value where work can occur.
- Develop a shared definition of “ecologically important areas” as it relates to floodplain function.
- Describe the datasets and protocols that will be used.
- Consider engaging with the Department of Ecology and the Puget Sound Partnership to delineate tiers of degradation within a shared dataset.
- Describe how additional data collection will be used to improve decision-making.
- Describe how your project will identify interpretations and/or apply definitions of floodplains and/or ecologically important lands.
- Consider including existing definitions (for land designation: channel migration and off-channel habitat in DNR Forest Practices on forest land or channel migration zones in Ecology definition for non-forest lands, Ecology's wetland definition and typing system, and 2015 NAIP or LIDAR data) and multiple partners (such as local government).
Local Context - Local context provides additional specificity on how a Regional Priority approach should be implemented in each local area; examples include sequencing, partners to consider, and critical areas. Local context for this Regional Priority approach is available here.
Regional Priority Approach Near Term Actions Map
No Puget Sound Recovery Progress Measures set for this Regional Priority Approach.