Steep Slopes on Puget Sound

WA State Department of Ecology/The Padilla Bay NERR


Thursday, October 5, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. PDT

Lacey, WA, United States

CM | 6.50

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As the rainy season approaches, concerns about landslides increase in the Puget Sound area. Join us for a day of learning about steep slopes, including geology, landslides on Puget Sound, tools and resources, and planning and permitting issues.

After a brief introduction, we head to a nearby beach, taking advantage of the outgoing tide, and walk to several locations to view undeveloped and developed slopes. We will then return to the Lacey Community Center to discuss what we saw, and learn more about issues regarding steep slopes. 

Speakers will include Hugh Shipman, WA Department of Ecology; Wendy Gerstel, Qwg Applied Geology; Trevor Contreras, WA Department of Natural Resources, and local planners.

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Wendy Gerstal

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Wendy Gerstel, proprietor and principal of Qwg Applied Geology, is a licensed Engineering Geologist and Hydrogeologist in Washington State. She has over 30 years of experience working with Federal, State, and local jurisdictions, Tribes, non-profit groups, and private landowners throughout the U.S. and extensively in the Pacific Northwest. Since ... Read More

Hugh Shipman

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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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