SA3.4: Collect and analyze data to adaptively manage shoreline recovery practices
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Regional Priority Approach Description
Collect and analyze data to adaptively manage recovery practices
Desired Outcome - Monitoring of the multi-benefit outcomes of shoreline protection and restoration leads to improved long-term stewardship and adaptive management of plans and practices to produce better ecosystem and human outcomes.
- Evaluate implemented shoreline armoring removal and soft shore projects in order to improve designs and design guidance for improved ecological and human outcomes.
- Develop data repository for monitoring data.
- Develop protocols for synthesizing data and updating design and guidance materials.
- Develop protocols for assessing outcomes from a design or engineering perspective to inform improved designs and guidance
- Develop a coastal processes monitoring program to document beach morphology change, sediment delivery, transport, and deposition.
- Monitor intertidal and subtidal habitat and functional responses to restoration (and consider other stressors where appropriate)
- Conduct process-based monitoring at the drift cell scale related to functions of the nearshore and "thresholds" of percent armored.
- If measuring ecosystem responses, describe how your project will use the Shoreline Monitoring Toolbox (Washington Sea Grant) protocols or collaborate with existing monitoring programs. (https://sites.google.com/a/uw.edu/toolbox/home)
- Describe how your project will account for site attributes and design type in the monitoring methodology.
- Describe how your data will be made available.
- Describe how data will be used to modify management decisions, update contractor trainings, improve permitting process, or updated and refine site assessment and design guidance. Consider partnerships that engage end-users throughout the study.
- Consider applying ESRP Learning Program RFP guidance and criteria in developing your project and metrics of success.
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.