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Social and Economic Considerations for Coastal and Watershed Restoration in the Puget Sound, Washington: A Literature Review

Open-File Report 2009-1079

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Abstract

This literature review summarizes and synthesizes the available information regarding the impacts of socioeconomic factors on coastal and watershed restoration in the Puget Sound, Wash. Major topic areas which are explored include: institutions and restoration; beliefs, behaviors, and knowledge about restoration and the environment; stakeholder involvement in restoration, communication of restoration issues, and economic issues in restoration. The review revealed that socioeconomic factors play an important role in determining the designation, process, and success of restoration projects. Socioeconomic factors can facilitate or obstruct restoration, but few large-scale restoration projects emphasize them in either prioritization or monitoring procedures. Additionally, there are substantial gaps in the literature regarding restoration in the Puget Sound across all of the topics addressed in this review. The lack of research makes it difficult to provide a holistic view of the social and economic dimensions of restoration in the Sound but provides opportunity for future research.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Social and Economic Considerations for Coastal and Watershed Restoration in the Puget Sound, Washington: A Literature Review
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2009-1079
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2009
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Fort Collins Science Center
Description:
vii, 78 p.
Online Only (Y/N):
Y