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Critical Areas
Critical Areas are those areas which require special environmental or safety considerations. They include: wetlands, geologically hazardous areas, frequently flooded areas, critical aquifer recharge areas, and fish and wildlife habitat conservation areas.
Critical Area Buffer Reduction or Variance
Reasonable Use Exception
Site Evaluation
Shorelines, for permitting purposes, are those "shorelines of the state" covered under the Washington State Shoreline Management Act (SMA) and locally implemented through the Shoreline Master Program (SMP). This includes marine shorelines, large lakes, streams and associated wetlands and the 200' upland.
Shoreline Substantial Development Permit - Residential or Commercial, Shoreline Conditional Use, and Shoreline Variance
Shoreline Revision
Shoreline Exemption
Conditional Waiver from View Blockage
State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA)
SEPA is a locally-adopted state act which requires a review of various activities or projects in order to assess the proposal's impact on the environment, including land, air, water, plants/animals, as well as impacts of noise, traffic, utilities, aesthetics, recreation and housing. Some of the larger-impact permits require a SEPA checklist.
Timber Harvest (Forest Practice)
Timber Harvest includes any activity conducted on or directly pertaining to forest land that is related to growing, harvesting, or processing timber including but not limited to: road and trail construction, harvesting, pre-commercial thinning, reforestation, fertilization, salvage of trees, brush control, and prevention and control of diseases or insects.
Timber Harvest - Minor
Timber Harvest - Major
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Open Space
The Open Space Taxation Act allows property owners to have their open space, farm and agricultural conservation land and timber lands valued at their current use rather than at their highest and best use. These may include Open Space (recreation, conservation , etc.), Timber Land, or Farm and Agriculture Conservation Land.”

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Last Updated:  January 17, 2017
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