Olympic Sculpture Park: Year 3 monitoring of shoreline enhancements

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dc.contributor.author Toft, Jason D.
dc.contributor.author Ogston, Andrea
dc.contributor.author Heerhartz, Sarah D.
dc.contributor.author Cordell, Jeffery R.
dc.contributor.author Armbrust, Elizabeth A.
dc.contributor.author Levy, Claire
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-30T22:40:12Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-30T22:40:12Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773/17091
dc.description.abstract In January 2007 the Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park (OSP) opened at a site along Seattle’s urbanized Elliott Bay shoreline. The park includes enhanced shoreline features designed to benefit juvenile salmon and other organisms. A pocket beach and habitat bench were created in shallow nearshore waters, vegetation was planted in the uplands, and coarse‐grained sediments and driftwood were placed on the beach. These features replaced the relatively unproductive armored seawall and riprap shoreline, with a goal of increasing the number and diversity of fish and invertebrates. Although this shoreline is in an urban, commercial setting and will not be completely restored to pre‐historic conditions, the park has enhanced a publically accessible segment of shoreline that has more natural functions than it did before. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Seattle Public Utilties en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries AFS;UW-1002
dc.title Olympic Sculpture Park: Year 3 monitoring of shoreline enhancements en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US


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