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The preparation of this online manual was made financially possible using funds appropriated and administered by the Washington State Department of Ecology Shorelands and Coastal Zone Management Program and secured through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The authors would like to gratefully acknowledge the numerous technical individuals who provided editorial comments on the manual. We would also like to acknowledge James Scott and Douglas Canning of the Washington Department of Ecology whose shared vision made this manual possible.

Important Notice

The contents of this publication are for general information and applications only and should not be construed as a substitute for site specific design and installation recommendations from professionals expert in geotechnical, coastal and/or biotechnical engineering practices. Accordingly, Washington Department of Ecology and the preparers of this manual make no representation or warranty of any kind, whether expressed or implied, concerning the accuracy, completeness, suitability, or utility of any information, apparatus, product, vegetation, or technique presented in this publication and assume no liability.

Original Booklet Development: Rian Myers, Myers Biodynamics, Inc.
Original Booklet Graphic Design: Rachel Ruud
Illustrations: Randy Benedict
Contract Officer: James Scott
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Shorelands and Environmental Assistance Program
Washington Department of Ecology
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Olympia, Washington 98504-7600

The recommended bibliographic citation for this publication is: Myers, Rian D. 1993. Slope Stabilization and Erosion Control Using Vegetation: A Manual of Practice for Coastal Property Owners. Shorelands and Coastal Zone Management Program, Washington Department of Ecology. Olympia. Publication 93-30.