Strategies for Guiding Restoration and Protection Actions
With an overwhelming array of potential actions that can be taken to improve the health of Puget Sound’s nearshore, there was a need to develop a way to inform decision making about what to do and where. PSNERP’s nearshore management approach employs four strategies that focus on:
Each process unit in Puget Sound was evaluated across all four strategies and a preliminary recommendation for each strategy is made and displayed in color coded maps. Assessments were made based on a process unit’s current degradation and potential for providing ecosystem goods and services.