Shoreline Landowner Resources

Resources for Shoreline Landowners

Shoreline landowners are stewards of ecologically important real estate. The Jefferson MRC and Northwest Straits Foundation continue to co-sponsor workshops for landowners, addressing questions about coastal geology, sediment movement along the shore, the role of feeder bluffs, causes of erosion, vegetation management and ecologically appropriate options for stabilization. Our goal is for more homeowners to understand how shoreline processes work so they can choose the best options for protecting their properties.

Resources for shoreline landowners:
-- Shoreline Property Owner Resource List
-- Shore Friendly
-- Northwest Straits Foundation's Shore Friendly Program
-- Fill out this site visit request form to have a professional coastal geologist assess your property and provide recommendations privately and for free (offered through the Northwest Straits Foundation)

Shore Friendly Living

"Shore Friendly Living" is a new video series created by the Northwest Straits Foundation in partnership with other Shore Friendly programs across Puget Sound. Learn about our region's geology, coastal processes, shoreline armoring and natural alternatives, and more by clicking on the links for each episode below:

-- Episode 1: Coastal Beaches and Bluffs
-- Episode 2: Managing Shoreline Erosion: Bulkheads or Natural Solutions
-- Episode 3: Restoring the Connection between Land and Water
-- Episode 4: Native Plants: Holding the Shoreline Together

Vegetation Management for Shoreline Landowners

Watch the recording of the NW Straits Shore Friendly's vegetation management virtual workshop. Sound Native Plants co-owner Ben Alexander discusses the use of native vegetation for improving wildlife habitat, including information on bluff and beach processes, Puget Sound nearshore wildlife and habitat, soils and the importance of drainage management, root strength and the role of native vegetation on a marine slope/shoreline, and examples and recommendations for native vegetation on your property.

Shoreline Landowner Resources