Results and Products

The Puget Sound Marine and Nearshore Grant Program is dedicated to funding innovative and important work throughout Puget Sound. As the results and products of our grants become available, we will be posting them here. If there is something you are looking for that is not posted on this page, it may be because the result or product is not yet final. Please check back often, as this page will be updated frequently.

Reports and Materials

Shoreline Armoring

The Marine Shoreline Design Guidelines
The Marine Shoreline Design Guidelines
Guidelines for shoreline site assessment and site-specific soft shore protection techniques.
 
A Social Marketing Strategy for Armoring Behavior on Puget Sound
A Social Marketing Strategy to Reduce Armoring Behavior on Puget Sound
A strategy using research-based incentives to overcome the specific barriers to reducing shore armor among key target audiences. Additional materials are available from the grant program at: PSMarineNSGrants@dfw.wa.gov
Targeted Outreach to Reduce Impacts from Shore Armor in the Port Susan Marine Stewardship Area: Program Assessment Summary Report
Targeted Outreach to Reduce Impacts from Shore Armor in the Port Susan Marine Stewardship Area: Program Assessment Summary Report
Comprehensive overview and synthesis of results from 2‐year outreach program in the Port Susan Marine Stewardship area.
     
Effective Shoreline Policy and Regulation
Implementing Shoreline Protections: Practical Guides Addressing Protection of Puget Sound Shorelines
Guides for local government and agency staff in addressing implementation of regulations as well as voluntary actions to protect shorelines in Puget Sound. Topics range from incentives for shoreline landowners to compliance and enforcement of regulations.
 
Incentives Toolkit for Shoreline Restoration
Practical guide and incentives toolkit for shoreline landowners to assist with and to increase the use of incentives in protecting and restoring shoreline ecosystems.
Nature’s Value in Clallam County: Policy Implications of the Economic Benefits of Feeder Bluffs and 12 Other Ecosystems
Nature’s Value in Clallam County: Policy Implications of the Economic Benefits of Feeder Bluffs and 12 Other Ecosystems
Study evaluating the economic value of ecosystem services in Clallam County, and the implications for project planning and decision-making.
 
Puget Sound Feeder Bluff Maps
Puget Sound Feeder Bluff Maps
Maps describing the character and distribution of feeder bluffs, along with other coastal landforms, for all of Puget Sound’s approximately 2500 miles of shoreline.
The WRIA 9 Marine Shoreline Monitoring and Compliance Project
Report and analysis of boat-based survey of 92 miles of shoreline in King County to assess the change in shoreline armoring and other shoreline infrastructure since a previous survey in 2005.
     
Puget Sound Marine Issues
Toxic Contaminants in Puget Sound’s Nearshore Biota: A Large-Scale Synoptic Survey Using Transplanted Mussels (Mytilus trossulus)
Toxic Contaminants in Puget Sound’s Nearshore Biota: A Large-Scale Synoptic Survey Using Transplanted Mussels (Mytilus trossulus)
The first synoptic, Puget Sound-wide assessment of toxic contaminants in nearshore biota using native mussels (Mytilus trossulus) as indicators.
     
Adaptive Management
2010 Puget Sound Pressures Assessment
Puget Sound Pressures Assessment
Analysis of the pressures on the Sound’s freshwater, marine-nearshore, and terrestrial resources and identification of the critical ecosystem vulnerabilities that should be addressed to ensure sustainable long-term protection and recovery.
     
Oil Spill Preparedness and Response
Geographic Expansion of the Puget Sound Seabird Survey and Volunteer Training for Early On-Scene Reconnaissance
This project expanded the PSSS geographically in response to the identified need to improve community oil spill preparedness in regions most at-risk.
 
Vessel Traffic Risk Assessment 2010 Final Report
Vessel Traffic Risk Assessment 2010 Final Report
Analysis of the risk from predicted increased vessel traffic in North Puget Sound related to expansion of the oil industry. The report quantifies the relative difference between present and future risk, and provides a basis for making decisions on what risk management measures would be beneficial.
Invasive Species Detection and Prevention
Biofouling Assessment
This report examines the issue of marine and estuarine invasions by biofouling-mediated non-indigenous species in Puget Sound.
 
Photo of publication cover showing large container ship in port.
Effectiveness of Ballast Water Exchange in Protecting Puget Sound from Invasive Species
An assessment of open sea exchange and treatment in meeting state ballast water standards, as well as management recommendations to improve effectiveness of this technique.
Eelgrass Restoration
Eelgrass Restoration in Puget Sound: Development and Testing of Tools for Optimizing Site Selection
A set of tools to identify and test potential eelgrass restoration sites, as well as to identify stressors affecting eelgrass and other barriers to its recovery.
 
Spatial Evaluation of the Proximity of Outfalls and Eelgrass (Zostera marina L.) in Greater Puget Sound
Spatial Evaluation of the Proximity of Outfalls and Eelgrass (Zostera marina L.) in Greater Puget Sound
Report and analysis of the locations where outfalls discharge in close proximity to eelgrass beds, with the purpose of understanding the effects that nutrients, metals, contaminants, sediments and other types of loading have on eelgrass in Puget Sound.

Shoreline and Estuary Restoration
For a more detailed description of these projects, please visit our Funded Projects page.

Restoration Acquisition

Brown Island Armor Removal and Outreach
$94,975 – Friends of the San Juans

PRISM link: https://secure.rco.wa.gov/prism/search/projectsnapshot.aspx?ProjectNumber=13-1177

Point Heyer Acquisition, Vashon Island
$213,333– King County

PRISM link: https://secure.rco.wa.gov/prism/search/ProjectSnapshot.aspx?ProjectNumber=11-1282

Meadowbrook Armor Removal and Outreach
$140,982 – North Olympic Salmon Coalition

PRISM link: https://secure.rco.wa.gov/prism/Search/ProjectSnapshot.aspx?ProjectNumber=11-1343

Barnum Point Acquisition, Camano Island
$64,300 – The Nature Conservancy

PRISM link: https://secure.rco.wa.gov/prism/search/ProjectSnapshot.aspx?ProjectNumber=11-1651

Fort Townsend Armor Removal and Outreach
$498,226 – Northwest Straits Foundation

PRISM link: https://secure.rco.wa.gov/prism/Search/ProjectSnapshot.aspx?ProjectNumber=13-1234

Dabob Bay Acquisition, Jefferson County
$362,366 – Northwest Watershed Institute and the Nature Conservancy

PRISM link: https://secure.rco.wa.gov/prism/search/ProjectSnapshot.aspx?ProjectNumber=11-1657

Bowman Bay Armor Removal and Outreach
$315,820 – Northwest Straits Foundation

PRISM link: https://secure.rco.wa.gov/prism/Search/ProjectSnapshot.aspx?ProjectNumber=13-1235

Southeast Lummi Island Parcel Acquisition, Whatcom County
$600,000 – Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Foundation

PRISM link: https://secure.rco.wa.gov/prism/search/ProjectSnapshot.aspx?ProjectNumber=14-2210

Snohomish County (Howarth Park) Armor Removal and Outreach
$610,000 – Snohomish County Parks

PRISM link: https://secure.rco.wa.gov/prism/search/ProjectSnapshot.aspx?ProjectNumber=13-1106

Waterman Nearshore Acquisition, Island County
$120,000 – Whidbey Camano Land Trust

PRISM link: https://secure.rco.wa.gov/prism/search/ProjectSnapshot.aspx?ProjectNumber=14-1917

Titlow Beach Park Armor Removal
$522,000 – South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group

PRISM link: https://secure.rco.wa.gov/prism/search/ProjectSnapshot.aspx?ProjectNumber=15-1447

Lyre River Estuary Acquisition, Clallam County
$231,329 – North Olympic Land Trust

PRISM link: https://secure.rco.wa.gov/prism/search/ProjectSnapshot.aspx?ProjectNumber=14-1998

Seahurst Park Armor Removal and Outreach
$656,937 – City of Burien

PRISM link: https://secure.rco.wa.gov/prism/search/ProjectSnapshot.aspx?ProjectNumber=09-1415

 

Skokomish Estuary Restoration, Mason County
$85,253  – Mason Conservation District and Skokomish Tribe

PRISM link: https://secure.rco.wa.gov/prism/search/ProjectSnapshot.aspx?ProjectNumber=11-1361

 

Woodard Bay Estuary Restoration, Thurston County
$96,205 – Washington Department of Natural Resources

PRISM link: https://secure.rco.wa.gov/prism/search/ProjectSnapshot.aspx?ProjectNumber=10-1116

 

Port Susan Estuary Restoration, Snohomish County
$162,450 – The Nature Conservancy

PRISM link: https://secure.rco.wa.gov/prism/search/ProjectSnapshot.aspx?ProjectNumber=11-1650

 

Milltown Island Estuary Restoration, Skagit County
$237,197 – Skagit River System Cooperative

PRISM link: https://secure.rco.wa.gov/prism/search/ProjectSnapshot.aspx?ProjectNumber=11-1669