Nearshore Habitat Publications
   

Aitken, J., Borstad, G. & Deysher, L. (1995). Nearshore Project: Multispectral Data Collection and Image Processing Consultation. Olympia, WA: DNR Nearshore Habitat Program. Available upon request.
 
Bailey, A., Berry , H., Bookheim, B. & Stevens, D. (1998). Probability-Based Estimation of Nearshore Habitat Characteristics. Paper presented at the Puget Sound Research '98 Conference, Seattle, WA.  
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Bailey, A., Ward, K. & Manning, T. (1993). A Field Guide for Characterizing Habitats Using a Marine and Estuarine Habitat Classification System for Washington State. Olympia, WA: DNR Nearshore Habitat Program.
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Berry, H., & Ritter, R. (1997). Puget Sound Intertidal Habitat Inventory 1995: Vegetation and Shoreline Characteristics Classification Methods. Olympia, WA: DNR Nearshore Habitat Program.
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Berry, H., & Ritter, R. (1998). Assessing the Utility of Multispectral Remote Sensing for Habitat Management: Lessons Learned from High Resolution Nearshore Vegetation Mapping in Washington State. Paper presented at the meeting of the Coastal Society, Portland, OR.
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Berry, H., Mumford, Jr., T., Schoch, G., & Dethier, M. (1998). Mapping Shorelines in Puget Sound III: Management Applications for Inventory and Monitoring. Paper presented at Puget Sound Research '98 Conference, Seattle, WA.
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Berry, H.D., Harper, J.R., Mumford Jr., T.F., Bookheim, B.E., Sewell, A.T., & Tamayo, L.J. (2001). The Washington State ShoreZone Inventory User's Manual. Olympia, WA: DNR Nearshore Habitat Program.
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Berry, H.D., Harper, J.R., Mumford Jr., T.F., Bookheim, B.E., Sewell, A.T., & Tamayo, L.J. (2001). The Washington State ShoreZone Inventory Data Dictionary. Olympia, WA: DNR Nearshore Habitat Program.
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Berry, H.D., Sewell, A.T., Wyllie-Echeverria, S., Reeves, B.R., Mumford, Jr., T.F., Skalski, J.R., Zimmerman, R.C., & Archer, J. (2003). Puget Sound Submerged Vegetation Monitoring Project: 2000-2002 Monitoring Report. Olympia, WA: DNR Nearshore Habitat Program.
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Christiaen B., Ferrier L., Dowty P., Gaeckle J., Berry H. (2017). Puget Sound Seagrass Monitoring Report: Monitoring Year 2015. Nearshore Habitat Program. Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Olympia, WA.
 
Christiaen, B., Gaeckle, J., Ferrier, L., (2016).  Eelgrass abundance and depth distribution in the East Kitsap Study Area.  Olympia, WA:  DNR Nearshore Habitat Program.
 
Christiaen, B., Dowty, P., Ferrier, L., Gaeckle, J., Berry, H., Stowe, J., Sutton, E. (2016).  Puget Sound Submerged Vegetation Monitoring Program - 2014 Report
 
Cohen, A, Mills, C., Berry, H., Wonham, M., Bingham, B., Bookheim, B., Carlton, J., Chapman, J., Cordell, J., Harris, L, Klinger, T., Kohn, A., Lambert, C., Lambert, C., Li, K., Secord, D., & Toft, J. (1998). Puget Sound Expedition: A Rapid Assessment Survey of Non-indigenous Species in the Shallow Waters of Puget Sound. Olympia, WA: DNR Nearshore Habitat Program.
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Cohen, A.N., Berry, H.D., Mills, C.E., Milne, D., Britton-Simmons, K., Wonham, M.J., Secord, D.L., Barkas, J.L., Bingham, B., Bookheim, B.E., Byers, J.E., Chapman, J.W., Cordell, J.R., Dumbauld, B., Fukuyama, A., Harris, L.H., Kohn, A.J., Li, K., Mumford Jr., T.F., Radashevsky, V., Sewell, A.T., & Welch, K. (2001). Washington State Exotics Expedition 2000: A Rapid Survey of Exotic Species in the Shallow Waters of Elliot Bay, Totten and Eld Inlets and Willapa Bay. Olympia, WA: DNR Nearshore Habitat Program.
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Dethier, M.N., (1990). A Marine and Estuarine Habitat Classification System for Washington State. Washington Natural Heritage Program, Dept. Natural Resources. 56 pp. Olympia, Washington.
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Dethier, M.N. (2005). Spatial Patterns and Temporal Trends in Shoreline Biota in Puget Sound: Analyses of Data collected through 2004. Olympia, WA: DNR Nearshore Habitat Program.
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Dethier, M.N. (2007). Long-term and Seasonal Trends of Shoreline Biota in Puget Sound: Analyses of Data Collected through 2006. Olympia, WA: DNR Nearshore Habitat Program. 
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Dethier, M.N. and H.D. Berry (2008). Decadal Changes in Shoreline Biota in Westcott and Garrison Bays, San Juan County. Olympia, WA: DNR Nearshore Habitat Program.
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Dethier, M.N. and H.D. Berry (2008). Intertidal Biotic  Community Monitoring: 2007 Long Term Monitoring and Focus Studies. Olympia, WA: DNR Nearshore Habitat Program.
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Dethier, M.N. and H.D. Berry (2009). Puget Sound Intertidal biotic Community Monitoring:  2008 Monitoring Report. Olympia, WA: DNR Nearshore Habitat Program.
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Dethier, M.D., Berry, H.D. (2010). Shoreline Changes over 40 Years in the Seahurst Region, Central Puget Sound. Olympia, WA: DNR Nearshore Habitat Program.
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Dethier, M.D., Berry, H.D. (2011). Impacts of the Construction of the Brightwater Marine Outfall on Intertidal Biotic Communities. Olympia, WA: DNR Nearshore Habitat Program.
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Dethier, M.N. & Schoch, G.C. (2000). The Shoreline Biota of Puget Sound: Extending Spatial and Temporal Comparisons. Olympia, WA: DNR Nearshore Habitat Program.
Full Text Available (Broken into 4 parts)
Part 1 (Paper) — (2,429KB PDF) 
Part 2 (Figures) — (3,443KB PDF) 
Part 3 (Appendix) — (748KB PDF) 
Part 4 (Appendix continued) — (2,583KB PDF)
 
Dethier, M.D. & Berry, H.D. (2012). Puget Sound Intertidal Biotic Community Monitoring: 2011 Monitoring Report. Olympia, WA: DNR Nearshore Habitat Program.
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Dethier, M.N., & Schoch, G.C. (2005). The consequences of scale: assessing the distribution of benthic populations in a complex estuarine fjord. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 62, 253-270.  Available from publisher.
 
Dethier, M.N., & Schoch, G.C. (2006). Taxonomic sufficiency in distinguishing natural spatial patterns on an estuarine shoreline. Mar Ecol Prog Ser, 306, 41-49. Available from publisher.
 
Dethier, M.C., Schoch, G.C., & Ruesnik, J. (2003). Spatial and Temporal Variability of Shoreline Biota in South & Central Puget Sound; 2001 Samples & Analyses. Olympia, WA: DNR Nearshore Habitat Program.
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Dowty, P. (2005). A Study of Sampling and Analysis Methods: Submerged Vegetation Monitoring Project At Year 4. Olympia, WA: DNR Nearshore Habitat Program.
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Dowty, P. (2011). Area of Eelgrass Depth Bands in Greater Puget Sound. Olympia, WA: DNR Nearshore Habitat Program.
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Dowty, P., Berry, H. and Gaeckle, J. (2010). Developing Indicators and Targets for Eelgrass in Puget Sound: A Science Assessment. Olympia, WA: DNR Nearshore Habitat Program.
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Dowty, P., B. Christiaen and H. Berry (2017).  Assessment of Sample Selection and Replacement for Eelgrass Monitoring.  Olympia, WA:  DNR Nearshore Habitat Program.
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Dowty, P. and L. Ferrier (2009). Underwater Light Availability in Westcott Bay:  Analysis of 2007-2008 Data from Three Stations. Olympia, WA: DNR Nearshore Habitat Program.
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Dowty, P., Reeves, B., Berry, H., Wyllie-Echeverria, S., Mumford Jr., T.F., Sewell, A., Milos, P., & Wright, R. (2005). Puget Sound Submerged Vegetation Monitoring Project 2003-2004 Monitoring Report. Olympia, WA: DNR Nearshore Habitat Program.
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Dowty, P., A. Schanz and H. Berry (2007). Eelgrass Stressor-Response Project:  2005-2007 Report. Olympia, WA: DNR Nearshore Habitat Program.
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Ferrier, L., & Berry, H.  (2010).  Eelgrass (Zostera marina L.) Abundance and Depth Distribution Along Selected San Juan Archipelago Shallow Embayments.  Olympia, WA: DNR Nearshore Habitat Program.
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Gaeckle, J. (2016).  Extent and magnitude of nutrient and contaminant concentrations in eelgrass (Zostera marina L.) in Puget Sound.  DNR Nearshore Habitat Program.
 
Gaeckle, J.L. (2016b).  Evaluation of eelgrass (Zostera marina L.) condition and environmental parameters around an outfall, Orcas Island, WA.  Puget Sound Marina and Nearshore Protection and Restoration Program, WDFW IAA 12-1177, DNR IAA 12-292.  Washington Department of Natural Resources, Olympia, WA.  Pp 52.
 
Gaeckle, J. (2012).  Effects of outfalls and effluent on eelgrass (Zostera marina L.):  a literature review.  Puget Sound Marine and Nearshore Protection and Restoration Program.  Project No. WDFW 12-1177 and DNR 12-292.  Nearshore Habitat Program, Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Olympia, WA. Pp 79.
 
Gaeckle, J. (2009). Eelgrass (Zostera marina L.) abundance and depth distribution along the city of Bellingham waterfront Whatcom County, Washington. Olympia, WA: DNR Nearshore Habitat Program.
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Gaeckle, J., Dowty, P., Berry, H., Ferrier, L. (2011). Puget Sound Submerged Vegetation Monitoring Project 2009 Report. Olympia, WA: DNR Nearshore Habitat Program.
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Gaeckle, J., Dowty, P., Berry, H., Ferrier, L. (2009). Puget Sound Submerged Vegetation Monitoring Project 2008 Monitoring Report. Olympia, WA: DNR Nearshore Habitat Program.
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Gaeckle, J., Dowty, P., Berry, H., Wyllie-Echeverria, S., Mumford Jr., T. (2008). Puget Sound Submerged Vegetation Monitoring Project 2006-2007 Monitoring Report. Olympia, WA: DNR Nearshore Habitat Program.
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Gaeckle, J., Dowty, P., Reeves, B., Berry, H., Wyllie-Echeverria, S., Mumford Jr., T. (2007). Puget Sound Submerged Vegetation Monitoring Project 2005 Monitoring Report. Olympia, WA: DNR Nearshore Habitat Program. 
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Gaeckle, J., Ferrier, L., and Sherman, K. (2015).  Spatial evaluation of the proximity of outfalls and eelgrass (Zostera marina L.) in greater Puget Sound.  Puget Sound Marina and Nearhshore Protection and Restoration Program, WDFW IAA 12-1177, DNR IAA 12-292.  Washington Department of Natural Resources, Olympia, WA.  Pp 67.
 
Hannam, M., Dowty, P., Christiaen, B., Berry, H., Ferrier, L., Gaeckle, J., Stowe, J., Sutton, E.  (2015). Depth Distribution of Eelgrass in Greater Puget Sound.  Olympia, WA:  DNR Nearshore Habitat Program.
 
Mach, M.D., Wyllie_Echeverria, S. and Ward, J.R. (2010). Distribution and Potential Effects of a Non-native Seagrass in Washington State: Zostera japonica Workshop.  Friday Harbor Laboratories, WA. Report for Washington State Department of Natural Resources and Washington Sea Grant.
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Mumford Jr., T.F. (1996). Inventory of Seagrasses: Critical Needs for Biologists and Managers. In: Seagrass Science and Policy in the Pacific Northwest. (Eds.) S. Wyllie-Echeverria, A.M. Olson, and M.J. Hershman. Available from publisher.
 
Nearshore Habitat Program. (1997). Puget Sound Intertidal Habitat Inventory 1995 CD-ROM. Olympia, WA: DNR Nearshore Habitat Program. Download Data on Whatcom County Intertidal Habitat Inventory from the Aquatics Data Table.
 
Nearshore Habitat Program. (1999). Puget Sound Intertidal Habitat Inventory 1996 CD-ROM. Olympia, WA: DNR Nearshore Habitat Program. Download Data on Skagit County Intertidal Habitat Inventory from the Aquatics Data Table.
 
Nearshore Habitat Program.( 2001). The Washington State ShoreZone Inventory. CD-ROM. Olympia, WA: DNR Nearshore Habitat Program. Download Data on ShoreZone Inventory from the Aquatics Data Table.
 
Nearshore Habitat Program. (2015).  Puget Sound Submerged Vegetation Monitoring Program: 2010-2013 Report.  Olympia, WA:  DNR Nearshore Habitat Program. 
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Nearshore Habitat Program. (2017). Submerged Vegetation Monitoring Program: 2000-2015 Geospatial Database User Manual.  Olympia, WA:  DNR Nearshore Habitat Program.
 
Norris J.G., Wyllie-Echeverria, S., Turner, T., Mumford Jr., T.F., & Bailey, A.R. (1992). Estimating Basal Area Coverage of Subtidal Seagrass Beds Using Underwater Videography and Line Transect Techniques. Aquatic Botany, 58, 269-287. Available from publisher.
 
Pruitt, C., Donoghue, C. (2016).  DNR Technical Report - Ghost Shrimp and Gray Whale Feeding: North Puget Sound, Washington
 
PTI Environmental Services. (1993). Development of an Aquatic Management Plan for Elliot Bay and the Duwamish Estuary: A Study. Prepared for Puget Sound Water Quality Authority. Olympia, Washington.
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Puget Sound Water Quality Authority, State of the Sound 1992 Report (1992).  Available from publisher.
 
Ritter, R.A., & Lanzer, E.L. (1997). Remote Sensing of Nearshore Vegetation in Washington States Puget Sound. Proceedings of 1997 Geospatial Conference, Seattle, WA, volume 3, pp. 527-536
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Ritter, R.A., Berry, H.D., Bookheim, B.E., & Sewell, A.T. (1999). Puget Sound Habitat Intertidal Inventory 1996: Vegetation and Shoreline Characteristics Classification Methods. Olympia, WA: DNR Nearshore Habitat Program.
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Schanz, A., Julich, H., Ferrier, L., Berry, H., (2010). Eelgrass Stressor-Response Project Report 2007-2008. Zostera marina L. (eelgrass) transplant growth and survival along a tidal gradient in Westcott Bay. Olympia, WA: DNR Nearshore Habitat Program.
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Schoch, C.G., & Dethier, M.N. (1997). Analysis of Shoreline Classification and Bio-physical data for Carr Inlet. Olympia, WA: DNR Nearshore Habitat Program.
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Part 1 — (2,685KB PDF)
Part 2 — (2,604KB PDF) 
 
Schoch, C.G., & Dethier, M.N. (1999). Spatial and Temporal Comparisons of Shoreline Biota in South Puget Sound. Olympia, WA: DNR Nearshore Habitat Program.
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Part 1 — (2,311KB PDF)
Part 2 — (2,558KB PDF)
Part 3 — (2,932KB PDF)
 
Schoch, C.G., & Dethier, M.N. (2001). The Intertidal Biota of Puget Sound Gravel Beaches. Olympia, WA: DNR Nearshore Habitat Program.
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Schoch, C.G., Harper, J., & Dethier, M.N. (1999). The Physical Classification and Biological Modelling of Nearshore Habitats in Carr Inlet. Olympia, WA: DNR Nearshore Habitat Program.
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Short, F.T. (2014). Nitrogen as an Eelgrass Stressor in Puget Sound, 2014. Olympia, WA: DNR Nearshore Habitat Program.
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Thom, R.M., Buenau, K.E., Judd C., and Cullinan, V.I.. (2011). Eelgrass (Zoster marina L.) Stressors in Puget Sound. Olympia, WA: DNR Nearshore Habitat Program.
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Wan Wagenen, R.F. (2015) Washington Coastal Kelp Resources.  Port Townsend to the Columbia River, Summer 2014.
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