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What is the Shoreline Master Program?

The Shoreline Master Program(SMP) is a comprehensive shoreline land-use plan that includes policies and regulations for the use and development of the shoreline.  The SMP protects shoreline processes, promotes public access, and accommodates all appropriate shoreline uses, as well as balances public and private interests.  Kitsap County wants local citizens to be part of the  SMP update and to help implement a sustainable shoreline management program.

 

Current News/Events

Date Posted

News Item

11/18/09 SMP Roadshow

 

Diverse Groups and Individuals are asked to Join Shoreline Planning

Date Posted

News Item

11/18/09 Parties/Advisory Group Signup Form

 

Background

Kitsap County has about 230 miles of saltwater and freshwater shoreline.  Kitsap County's current SMP was adopted 38 years ago and last updated ten years ago.  The Washington Shoreline Management Act (SMA) [RCW90.58] directs local governments to update their SMPs in accordance with state rules and guidelines [WAC 173-26].  Kitsap County and all Kitsap cities are required to complete SMP updates by 2012.  The Washington Dept of Ecology (DOE) has final approval authority over local SMP updates.

Date Posted

News Item

12/03/09  Ecology - Shoreline Management Orientation

 

Timeline

Date Posted

News Item

09/08/09 Kitsap County SMP Update Schedule

 

Meetings

Date Posted

News Item

09/08/09 SMP Outreach Meeting Invitation 
11/18/09 SMP Road show

 

Work Products and Presentations

Date Posted News Item

6/15/09

SMP Plan of Execution

5/11/09

SMP Overview