For more information on habitat issues, please contact the
WDFW Habitat Program.
habitatprogram@dfw.wa.gov
Phone: 360-902-2534

For more information on WDFW managed lands including wildlife areas, please contact the
WDFW Wildlife Program.
wildthing@dfw.wa.gov
Phone: 360-902-2515

 

AHG White Paper Overview

To ensure that guidelines and any future policies and regulations are based upon the best available science, a series of white papers is being written by scientific authorities with expertise in each white paper topic. The range of topics addressed in the white papers is extensive, and provides a very comprehensive scientific foundation for future guideline documents and for development of agency policies and regulations. Each white paper addresses current understanding of impacts of development and land management activities on aquatic and riparian habitat and potential mitigation for these impacts. The following topics are addressed in the white paper series:

  • Over-water structures--marine
  • Over-water structures--freshwater
  • Over-water structures--treated wood issues
  • Water crossings
  • Channel design
  • Marine and estuarine shoreline modifications issues
  • Ecological issues in floodplain and riparian corridors
  • Dredging and gravel removal--freshwater
  • Dredging--marine

White Paper Authors
The experts involved in the white paper project represent a variety of agency, private, government, commercial, and academic interests. The white papers and authors are as follows (resumes and vitaes are in pdf):

Channel Design:

  • Dale Miller, Inter-Fluve, Inc., Missoula, Montana

Overwater Structures:

  • Marine - Barbara Nightingale and Charles Simenstad, University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, Seattle, Washington
  • Freshwater - Jose Carrasquero, Herrera Environmental Consultants, Seattle Washington
  • Treated Wood Issues - Ted Poston, Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratory, Richland, Washington

Marine and Estuarine Shoreline Modification Issues:

  • Gregory D. Williams and Ronald M. Thom, Ph.D., Battelle Marine Science Laboratory, Sequim, Washington

Water Crossings:

  • Gregor Myhr, Bill Leonard, and Steve Thompson, Washington Department of Transportation, Olympia, Washington
  • Kevin Lautz, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Olympia, Washington

Ecological Issues in Floodplain & Riparian Corridors:

  • Susan Bolton, Ph.D., and Jeff Shellberg, University of Washington, Center for Streamside Studies, Seattle, Washington

Dredging & Gravel Removal:

  • Marine - Barbara Nightingale and Charles Simenstad, University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, Seattle, Washington
  • Freshwater - Mathias Kondolf, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, California