County to review fish, wildlife changes Aug. 11

Island County commissioners will review changes to the fish and wildlife conservation plan at their Aug. 11 regular meeting.

Commissioners took public comment July 21 and 28 and will now incorporate that feedback into changes and clarifications of the document.

At the meeting they plan to set an additional public hearing for Aug. 25.

The county is in the process of updating the Island County Comprehensive Plan and the development regulations that protect fish and wildlife habitat conservation areas.

Proposed changes include adopting new Department of Natural Resources criteria for stream typing, clarifying requirements for riparian buffers, updating criteria designating habitats and species of local importance, and defining the maintenance of agricultural watercourses.

Updated documents will be posted



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