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Forum addresses Significant Natural Resources draft mapping process

A Forum to learn about proposed updates to Washington County’s natural resource maps and work leading up to changes in regulations will be 5-8 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Washington Street Conference Center, 102 SW Washington St.
Media release

At the forum, the public will be able to ask questions and provide comments on the Significant Natural Resources (SNR): A Focused Look at Fish and Wildlife Habitat draft maps and the work to date. Land Use & Transportation planners will be on hand to discuss the first steps in the project and answer questions.

SNR: A Focused Look at Fish and Wildlife Habitat

The project’s goal is to update the policies and regulations for significant fish and wildlife habitat in the urban unincorporated area. The SNR: A Focused Look project is limited, as staff is using habitat resource inventories previously collected by both Washington County and Metro to help determine which habitat resources are significant.

Planners will then identify different land uses that could conflict with the significant natural resources and study the impacts of allowing, limiting or prohibiting conflicting land uses within these resource areas.

The project will result in updates to Washington County’s Goal 5 program and application of appropriate protections to County significant natural resources through our plan policies and code standards.