Conducting a Comprehensive Shoreline Master Program Update

Class Summary, Spring 2010

Ecology and the Coastal Training Program at Padilla Bay sponsored a training class in Spring, 2010.

This class was taught by a variety of public and private professionals with extensive applied experience, and was designed for local government personnel and consultants involved in comprehensive updates of Shoreline Master Programs (SMPs).

The two-day class took planners step-by-step through all phases of the update process, including the policy and directives of the Shoreline Management Act and the SMP Guidelines. Topics and examples covered shoreline jurisdiction, public participation, inventory and characterization methodology, linking science to local policy and regulatory decision-making, and satisfying no net loss, restoration planning and cumulative impacts analysis requirements.

The class also examined the local and state SMP approval process and lessons learned from recent SMP updates.

Class Materials

Note: All documents are in PDF format

For more information

Contact, Betty Renkor at (360) 407-7469