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Management Measures

Management Measures are steps people can take to protect and restore the nearshore.  PSNERP identified twenty-one Management Measures (listed at right) that describe the types of actions or tools available to protect and restore nearshore processes.  They can be applied individually or combined into larger efforts.  The Management Measure technical report also provides examples of how these tools can be successfully used and provides suggested best management practices.

Things we can do to protect and manage the nearshore

Protecting nearshore

Protect important nearshore areas for plants, animals, fish, and people

(PROPERTY ACQUISITION AND CONSERVATION)
(HABITAT PROTECTION POLICY OR REGULATIONS)
(PHYSICAL EXCLUSION)

Return native plants and animals to the nearshore

(REVEGETATION)
(REINTRODUCTION OF NATIVE ANIMALS)

Protecting the nearshore

Protecting the nearshore

Remove dikes, culverts, and fill to allow water to flow naturally to the nearshore

(BERM OR DIKE MODIFICATION OR REMOVAL)
(CHANNEL REHABILITATION OR CREATION)
(HYDRAULIC MODIFICATION)
(TOPOGRAPHY RESTORATION)
(GROIN REMOVAL OR MODIFICATION)

Remove bulkheads from the nearshore

(ARMOR MODIFICATION OR REMOVAL)

Protecting the Nearshore
Protecting the nearshore

Add sand and gravel to rebuild eroded beaches

BEACH NOURISHMENT)
(SUBSTRATE MODIFICATION)

Remove or modify piers and docks

(OVERWATER STRUCTURE REMOVAL OR MODIFICATION)

Protecting the nearshore

Protecting the nearshore

Work together to ensure continued understanding and enjoyment of nearshore resources

(PUBLIC EDUCATION AND INVOLVEMENT)

Create habitat for native plants and animals

(LARGE WOOD PLACEMENT)
(SPECIES HABITAT ENHANCMENT)

Protecting the nearshore
Protecting the nearshore

Remove nonnative
plants and animals

(INVASIVE SPECIES CONTROL)

Remove debris and
unneeded structures and protect the nearshore from harmful pollutants

(CONTAMINANT REMOVAL AND REMEDIATION)
(DEBRIS REMOVAL)
(POLLUTION CONTROL)

Protecting the nearshore

Management Measures for Protecting and Restoring the Puget Sound Nearshore

Management Measures for Protecting and Restoring the Puget Sound Nearshore

(PDF, 4 MB)


gif Armor Removal or Modification
gif Beach Nourishment
gif Berm or Dike Removal or Modification
gif Channel Rehabilitation or Creation
gif Contaminant Removal and Remediation
gif Debris Removal
gif Groin Removal or Modification
gif Habitat Protection Policy or Regulations
gif Hydraulic Modification
gif Invasive Species Control
gif Large Wood Placement
gif Overwater Structure Removal or Modification
gif Physical Exclusion
gif Pollution Control
gif Property Acquisition and Conservation
gif Public Education and Involvement
gif Revegetation
gif Species Habitat Enhancement
gif Reintroduction of Native Animals
gif Substrate Modification
gif Topography Restoration
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Updated July 2016