Puget Sound Coastal Processes, Shoreline Modifications, and Beach Restoration

WA State Department of Ecology/The Padilla Bay NERR


Thursday, May 25, 2017
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. PDT

Mt Vernon, WA, United States

CM | 6.50

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This class reviews the geologic processes shaping Puget Sound beaches, such as erosion and sediment transport, and the influence of human activities on these processes. This year we’ve updated the class to include more emphasis on factors influencing the selection and design of erosion control measures.  We will look at a variety of softer techniques that are being used to reduce the impacts of conventional shoreline structures.  You’ll learn about recent guidance regarding the design and the review of soft shoreline and beach restoration projects. The class will include numerous examples that help you better understand the factors influencing a particular site and that highlight reasons for successful, and unsuccessful, shoreline projects.

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Hugh Shipman

Hugh Shipman has been a coastal geologist with the Shorelands and Environmental Assistance Program of the Department of Ecology since 1989. His interests include shoreline erosion and longshore transport, coastal hazards, beach nourishment and restoration, and the environmental impacts of shoreline modification. Hugh provides technical assistance to local, state, and ... Read More

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Cathy Angell, cangell@padillabay.gov