RELATED ECOLOGY PROGRAMS
Lewis County Shoreline Master Program: Comprehensive Update
Public Comment Requested - February 14, 2017 to March 16, 2017 at 5 p.m.
The Washington Department of Ecology seeks public comment on Lewis County's proposed update to its Shoreline Master Program.
The proposed Shoreline Master Program would address uses and development along the Nisqually, Chehalis, Deschutes and Cowlitz rivers, numerous tributaries and 34 lakes. The updated Master Program is locally tailored to reflect local conditions and would replace the county’s 1974 shoreline master program, last amended in 1998, in its entirety.
The Master Program prioritizes water-oriented uses and development; identifies potential restoration projects for future shoreline restoration efforts in a Restoration Plan; and, incorporates critical area regulations to ensure the protection of sensitive areas within shoreline jurisdiction.
Ecology will compare Lewis County’s proposed program to the requirements of the Shoreline Management Act and the Shoreline Master Program Guidelines. Based on the comparison, Ecology will decide whether to:
Learn more: Citizen Guide to Shoreline Master Programs
Public comment period
Submit written comments and questions to:
Documents for public review and comment
Note: All documents are PDF
If you have troubles accessing documents, please contact Kim Van Zwalenburg, Washington Department of Ecology.
Paper copies are available at the following locations:
Next steps: Response to public comment and decision
A summary of comments will be posted here a few weeks after the comment period closes. We will also post the County’s response to comments and a notice of Ecology’s decision when they become available. Please check back.
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