Feeder Bluff Mapping
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In 2012 and 2013, Ecology received funding to complete the mapping of feeder bluffs throughout Puget Sound and to make this information available on the Coastal Atlas website. The funding was received from the Environmental Protection Agency, and was administered through the Puget Sound Marine and Nearshore Grant Program at Washington’s Department of Fish and Wildlife and Department of Natural Resources.
The mapping was carried out by Coastal Geologic Services, a geologic consulting firm based in Bellingham, Washington. The mapping project combined previously collected feeder bluff data, geologic maps, remote sensing methods, with extensive new field work and analysis. The result was a map showing the character and distribution of feeder bluffs, along with other coastal landforms, for all of Puget Sound’s approximately 2500 miles of shoreline.
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- For more detailed information on how the mapping was carried out and on the structure of the resulting geographic database, see the full report: Feeder Bluff Mapping of Puget Sound (PDF, Coastal Geologic Services, 2013).