RELATED ECOLOGY PROGRAMS
Skamania County Shoreline Master Program: Comprehensive Update
Public Comment Requested - October 25, 2017 to November 30, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
We are seeking public comment on Skamania County's proposed update to its Shoreline Master Program.
The proposed Shoreline Master Program will entirely replace the County’s 1974 program, last amended in 1986. The updated goals, policies, regulations, environment designations, and administrative provisions are locally tailored to reflect current conditions and community vision for future shoreline use and development. The updated master program prioritizes water-oriented activities, public access, habitat protection, and ecological restoration and allows for legal existing uses and structures to continue.
The master program applies to approximately 581 miles of rivers and creeks, plus approximately 166 miles of lake shorelines. County shorelines of statewide significance include the Columbia, Wind, Little White Salmon, White Salmon, and Lewis rivers, Trout Lake Creek, Swift Reservoir, and Spirit Lake. Additional County shorelines include many tributary streams, creeks and smaller lakes, such as Canyon, Cispus, Clear, Clearwater, Falls, Green, Hamilton, Lava, Morrison, Muddy, Panther, Rock, Siouxon, and Yellowjacket creeks, the Washougal River and its West Fork, Franz, Woody’s, Wauna, Ashes, Goose, Forlorn, Placid, and Big Mosquito lakes, and many others located throughout the County.
Learn more: Citizen Guide to Shoreline Master Programs
Public comment period
All interested parties are invited to provide comment during this public comment period. There are several ways to provide comments. You only need to submit your comments once.
Submit written comments and questions to:
Michelle McConnell, Shorelines Planner
Comments must be received no later than November 30, 2017 at 5 p.m.
Documents for public review and comment
Note: All documents are PDF
If you have troubles accessing documents, please contact Michelle McConnell, Washington Department of Ecology.
Paper copies are available for viewing, by appointment, at the following locations:
Washington State Department of Ecology
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 Skamania County's response to comments and a notice of our decision when they become available. Please check back.
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