SA1.4: Gain understanding of future social, economic, and political factors affecting shoreline habitat
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Regional Priority Approach Description
Gain a better understanding of future social, economic, and political factors (such as population growth) that will affect habitat.
Desired Outcome - Improved understanding of future infrastructure and land use conditions improves shoreline protection and restoration planning to yield the most ecological benefit.
Policy Needs - N/A
- Identify vulnerable and aging infrastructure that may be susceptible to sea level rise or damaged by storm surge.
- Assess the vulnerability of unarmored shorelines to becoming armored as sea level rises.
- Evaluate the vulnerability of current areas classified for specific land-use purposes (such as critical areas) under future climate change.
- Describe who the intended users of the final product will be and how they will engage in the project.
- Describe how you will build upon existing resources (such as WSDOT and FHA. 2011. Climate Impacts Vulnerability Assessment or ongoing projects.
- Describe the datasets, protocols, and analyses that will be used.
- If new sampling/surveys are proposed, describe how additional data collection will be used to improve decision-making.
- Describe how this research will improve protection and restoration planning and site design.
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.