GSH Reference Material
GSH Credit Guide: This is the primary resource for the GSH program. It contains information about the four categories of credits and each of the individual credits. For each credit the following information is provided:
- Where the credit applies
- Benefits of the actions
- Points available
- How to proceed to earn the credit
- More information about how to proceed
GSH Credit Summary: This document provides an overview of all the different GSH Credits and total points available.
GSH Submittal Checklist: This excel spreadsheet allows GSH program participants to determine the number of points a project can be awarded for different aspects of the project. The spreadsheet automatically totals the number of points a project could receive.
Green Shorelines Booklet: This guide book offers lakeshore property owners a guide to understanding and implementing Green Shoreline practices and green dock designs, estimating costs and maintenance, and getting through the permitting process. The guidebook was produced by the City of Seattle, and the principles introduced in the guidebook apply to property owners on Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish. Download here.
Marine Shoreline Design Guidelines: The GSH Guide relies on the Marine Shoreline Design Guidelines for design of marine sites. The Marine Shoreline Design Guidelines (MSDG) were developed to provide a comprehensive framework for site assessment and alternatives analysis to determine the need for shore protection and identify the technique that best suits the conditions at a given site. The MSDG were created to inform responsible management of Puget Sound shores for the benefit of landowners and our shared natural resources. Download here.
Your Marine Waterfront Booklet: This booklet is based upon the Marine Shoreline Design Guidelines focused on marine shoreline options. Download here.
Green Shorelines for Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish
Targeted to lakeshore property owners on Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish, this website explains “soft” shorelines practices and designs that reduce impacts to fish and wildlife habitat, improve water access and provide a more natural aesthetic.
Green Shores BC
This website provides resources and information about the Green Shores program and BC Green Shores for Homes initiatives.
This website provides information for property owners in the Gulf Islands, B.C. with resources about how to care for shorelines.
San Juan County Living Along the Shoreline
This website provides information for property owners in the San Juan with access to aerial photographs and information about properties, regulatory requirements involved in developing your shoreline property, and ways to protect the nearshore ecosystem and your investment.
This website provides information for marine shoreline property owners throughout the Puget Sound region about managing erosion and protecting Puget Sound. It includes information about erosion risk, options for landowners, the shoreline ecosystem, available resources, and more.
Washington Department of Ecology (WDOE)
Armoring: WDOE provides resources on alternatives to shoreline armoring.
Green Shorelines: WDOE provides information and resources for homeowners about alternatives to armoring or bulkheads.
San Juan County Shorelines Mapping
GIS Mapping of San Juan County Shorelines including locations for net shore drift, eelgrass, feeder bluffs, forage fish beaches and existing stabilization.