Cumulative Environmental Impacts of Shoreline Stabilization on Puget Sound

by Hugh Shipman, Shorelands and Coastal Zone, Management Program, Olympia, United States,
Douglas J. Canning, Shorelands and Coastal Zone, Management Program, Olympia, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '93

Abstract: Although shore protection structures such as bulkheads and seawalls may provide protection to upland property owners, they bring with them numerous potential adverse environmental effects. As sections of Puget Sound's shoreline become increasingly armored, the cumulative impact of these environmental effects becomes a serious concern. The authors discuss a number of potential environmental problems that may result from shoreline armoring.

Subject Headings: Environmental issues | Shoreline | Coastal management | Armor units | Geology | Protective structures | Bulkheads

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