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Land-use planning for nearshore ecosystem services—the Puget Sound Ecosystem Portfolio Model

Fact Sheet 2011-3067

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Abstract

The 2,500 miles of shoreline and nearshore areas of Puget Sound, Washington, provide multiple benefits to people—"ecosystem services"—including important fishing, shellfishing, and recreation industries. To help resource managers plan for expected growth in coming decades, the U.S. Geological Survey Western Geographic Science Center has developed the Puget Sound Ecosystem Portfolio Model (PSEPM). Scenarios of urban growth and shoreline modifications serve as model inputs to develop alternative futures of important nearshore features such as water quality and beach habitats. Model results will support regional long-term planning decisions for the Puget Sound region.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Land-use planning for nearshore ecosystem services—the Puget Sound Ecosystem Portfolio Model
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2011-3067
Year Published:
2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Western Geographic Science Center
Description:
2 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Washington
Other Geospatial:
Pudget Sound