UW Botanic Gardens’ conferences, seminars, and symposia offer academics, scientists and practitioners opportunities to learn about the latest research and expertise in plant-related fields and create a forum for collaboration among professionals working in urban forestry, restoration and sustainable landscape management. Read on to learn about our exciting 2016 fall seminar. We hope you can join us!
Introduction to Landscapes on the Edge
Design and Implementation of Landscape and Restoration Projects
on Puget Sound Shorelines and Urban Ravines
Co-hosted by Greenbelt Consulting and University of Washington Botanic Gardens
November 15 & 16, 2016, 9am – 4pm
Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st St., Seattle, WA 98105
CEU’s approved: CPH-6/day, ecoPRO-6/day, WALP/NALP-6/day, ASCA-5, APLD-5 first day, 5.5 second day, ASLA-5/day, ISA – 5.5/day
This program is designed to educate landscape professionals about the vulnerable nature of marine shorelines and provide guidance and instruction on how to better initiate, design, and implement successful landscape and restoration projects on upland buffers, shorelines, steep slopes, and beaches. Speakers will discuss critical area planning, mitigation projects, and focus on the importance of using native plants in shoreline landscape and restoration projects.
Expanding your skill set in this area will allow you to:
- Meet the growing demand for this type of service
- Implement successful projects, creating happy customers and positive word-of-mouth
- Increase your company’s market share
- Avoid regulatory problems, fines, and lawsuits
- Improve public trust in the landscape industry to meet these environmental needs
The public is being educated about the need for better management of shorelines and steep slopes, resulting in rising public demand for professional services. This is an optimal time to train landscape professionals in the specifics of designing, planning, and installing projects on marine shorelines and other sensitive areas.
Resources for attendees
Speaker Information & Materials
- Presentation – Elliott Menashe: Landscapes on the Edge are Different
- Presentation – Elliott Menashe: Site Assessment: Reading the Land
- Presentation – Elliott Menashe: Project Design: A Bio-Structural Approach
- Selected papers from Greenbelt Consulting:
- “Bio-structural” Erosion Control: Incorporating Vegetation In Engineering Designs To Protect Puget Sound Shorelines
- Slope Revegetation: A Checklist of Factors to Consider
- Restoring Native Vegetation on Coastal Bluffs in Puget Sound – An Overview
- Preserving Native Vegetation to Reduce Stormwater Impacts
- Reading the Land: Vegetational Clues Of Slope History And Stability
- Trees, Soils, Geology, and Slope Stability
John Bethel, Geologist, King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, Water and Land Resources Division, email@example.com
- Presentation – John Bethel: Geology of Puget Lowland Bluffs and Ravines
- Presentation – John Bethel: Stormwater and Steep Slopes
Kollin Higgins, Senior Ecologist, King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kat Cerny-Chipman, University of Washington, email@example.com
- Presentation – Kat Cerny-Chipman: Tools and Resources for Site Assessment
- Site Assessment Resource List & Links
Stephanie Williams, L.G, Geologist at Shannon & Wilson, Inc., SAW@shanwil.com
- Presentation – Stephanie Williams: Geo-technical Aspects of Landscaping Near Steep Slopes & Shorelines
Sasha Shaw, Education Specialist, King County Noxious Weed Control Program, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Presentation – Sasha Shaw: Before You Begin: Invasive Plant Management on Marine Shorelines and Steep Slopes
Susan Buis, Mitigation Compliance Specialist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Susan.W.Buis@usace.army.mil
- Presentation – Susan Buis: Designing, Installing, and Maintaining a Shoreline Permit Mitigation Planting Project: Do’s and Don’ts
- Brochure: Shoreline Mitigation Planting Plans
- As-built Report and Monitoring Report Forms available at: http://www.nws.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Regulatory/
Karin Strelioff, Environmental Specialist/ Landscape + GSI Design, Mason Conservation District, email@example.com
- Presentation – Karin Strelioff: Landscape Design Perspective – Promoting Distinctively Regional and Ecologically Sound Shorelines
Paul Van Horne, Shannon & Wilson, Inc., PVH@shanwil.com
Jim Brennan, Marine Ecological Consulting Services, LLC, Jsbrennan360@gmail.com
- Technical Report 2007-02, Marine Riparian Vegetation Communities of Puget Sound
- Marine Riparian: An Assessment of Riparian Functions in Marine Ecosystems
- Protection of Marine Riparian Funcations in Puget Sound, Washington
Christine Tasseff, Roots Landscaping and Restoration, firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott Moore, Watershed Steward, Snohomish County Department of Public Works, Surface Water Management, email@example.com
- Presentation – Scott Moore: Specifying & procuring native plants for landscape edges: marine, riparian, urban/ suburban…
- Marine Shoreline Design Guidelines
- Your Marine Waterfront: A guide to protecting your property while promoting healthy shorelines
- Shore Friendly Program Website
- Determining the Ordinary High Water Mark for Shoreline Management Act Compliance in Washington State
Grow Your Own Native Landscape: A Guide to Identifying, Propagating & Landscaping with W.WA Native plants. By Washington State University Extension.
“If you use native plants, there’s hope for slopes.” Valerie Easton. The Seattle Times. March 10, 2012.
Native Plants for Western Washington Gardens and Restoration Projects. By Washington Native Plant Society.
Native Plant Resources. By King County Northwest Yard & Garden.
Nurseries with Native Plants. By Hansen’s Northwest Native Plant Database.
‘Good Bug’ photo guide. By Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County.
Nearshore Habitat – How Bank Armoring & Overwater Structures Shape the Health of Pacific Salmon & Steelhead. By NOAA Fisheries Service.
Green Shorelines for Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish. By Lake Washington/Cedar/Sammamish Watershed.
Using Urban Forests to Manage Stormwater Runoff: Researchers provide an easy method to estimate and compare urban tree impacts on stormwater. By Zoё Hoyle, SRS Science Communications