|This study focused
on exploring trajectories of change in the Puget Sound Region of
Washington. This project supports a broader
analysis of the region focused on understanding impacts of alternative
growth and development strategies on nearshore ecosystem processes and
services. The study area contains a mixture of agriculture, forest, urban,
and rural residential lands. It was funded by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. The Final Report (pdf) for this project is available here.|| |
Three scenarios were run: 1) Status Quo,
assuming current trends continue into the future, 2) Managed Growth,
assuming a fairly aggressive set of policies are enacted to target growth to
urban areas and regional growth centers will protected a variety of
conservation lands, and 3) Unconstrained growth, relaxing
land use regulation and tending towards low-density development patterns. A video flyover is available:
Envision Policies used in this analysis are available as HTML (human readable), XML (Envision
input file) and in PDF format (requires Adobe Reader). A Data
Dictionary containing descriptions of the data fields used in this
analysis is available in HTML format as well as PDF format. A description of the Scenarios is available in PDF Format.
Results are available in ArcGIS compatible data layers. Click here: Status Quo Unconstrained Growth Managed Growth. The maps include the entire Puget Sound and have been packaged as featureclasses in a file geodatabase. The geodatabase and with the associated output are packaged as a single zip archive for each scenario.
April 18, 2012: A set of shapefiles representing 2006 and 2070 are available here: SQ UG MG
Individual results are available by clicking on
the links below. Decadal Maps are zip files, Run Summaries are Excel (.xlsx)
format). NOTE: Most of these are large (multi-megabyte) files, so they may
take a little time to download.
Funding for this project provided by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife