Dave Hyde PhD, a San Juan Island resident (see the article above), has written a compilation of mainstream scientific literature that is seemingly missing in the current Best Available Science. You can view Dr. Hyde's video presentation. You may view the video of Dr. Hyde's video presentation. Or, download in PDF format at this link. Ocean circulation, sedimentation in the San Juans'
Shoreline owners on Blakely Island hired Dr. Lyndon C. Lee, Ph.D., of L. C. Lee & Associates to review the County consultant's inventory and characterization of their properties. Dr. Lee is a national wetland and river science and regulatory expert. His on sight visit revealed inaccuracies in the January 2012 Shoreline Inventory and Characterization Report prepared for San Juan County by Herrera et al. You can read LCLee Technical Memorandum.
My wife and I came to San Juan Island in 2009 to enjoy the wonderful ambience of these Islands. Like many friends and neighbors, we are environmentally oriented, I having retired from 40 years of ocean technology work, and she a long career in public relations. We both are alarmed by San Juan County’s recent CAO developments and public disclosures --her from a public information perspective, and I from an ocean sciences point of view.
Common Sense Alliance (CSA) has added a leading land use attorney of the Perkins Coie Law Offices, Seattle, to its team of professionals that are working to comment on and resolve critical legal issues that are being proposed in the draft Critical Areas Ordinances (CAO) and Shoreline Management Program (SMP).