|| October 6, 2010
|| Dave Greetham, Environmental
Kitsap County Department of Community Development
Phone: Kitsap 1 at 360-337-5777 or
Wetlands information assessed for proposed
Supplementary wetlands report shows minimal impact on
wetland-expanse adjacent to quarry; clarification to original
(Port Orchard, WA) – Kitsap County received additional
information on wetland acreages associated with the proposed Ueland Tree
Farm gravel and basalt mining project. This additional wetlands information
was provided by the Ueland consultant as a result of citizen inquiries
regarding a wetland complex in the Dickerson Creek watershed near proposed
County planning staff wanted to ensure that all appropriate resource issues
were considered for the proposed mining project. The new information
clarifies how the area formerly identified as “Wetland 4” on earlier maps is
part of a larger wetland area now referred to as the “Wetland 6 Complex”.
According to the wetland expert, a break in wetland numbering sequence is
not uncommon on projects where large, multiple and connected wetlands are
present. The information also indicates that potential subsurface
groundwater impacts and mitigation measures have been adequately considered
in the Hydrogeologic Report, Preliminary Drainage Report, Wetland Report,
and Draft and Final Environmental Impact Statements.
In issuing this news, the County is ensuring that all wetland boundaries
within proximity to the project site were delineated pursuant to the
County’s Critical Areas Ordinance, and that there is no revision to the
location of wetland boundaries or the 200 foot wetland buffer depicted on
the existing site plans.
For more information, contact Dave Greetham at (360) 337-5777.