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Shoreline Master Program Update
Cowlitz County Shoreline Master Program Update

OPEN HOUSE May 9, 2016 2:00pm to 4:00pm and 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Current Status: 
    In the summer of 2015 the WA Department of Ecology's grant funded project expired. Since that time Cowlitz County has continued to work with our consultant, Parametrix, to complete the required Shoreline Master Program (SMP) Update. Also in 2015 we were notified by the WA Department of Commerce that a periodic update of the Cowlitz County Critical Areas Ordinance (CAO) would be required by mid-2017. The CAO update fits into the SMP update; in the interest of consistency the decision was made to complete the CAO update process within the SMP update. Therefore, the schedule has been modified to meet that goal.

Current Schedule - 2016
  • SMP Draft #4 currently in ECY review (3/31/16) anticipated return of comments 4/8/16
  • CAO Technical Reports are currently being completed
  • SMP Open House events are scheduled for Monday, May 9th from 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm at the County Administration Building in the General Meeting Room.
  • CAO Workshops with the Planning Commission will begin in June
  • SMP Workshops with the Planning Commission will begin in August
  • CAO local adoption is anticipated in October
  • SMP local adoption is anticipated in November

Most Recent Documents under review by ECY:
Cowlitz SMP Draft #4


Township Range Table

Final Restoration Plan

Older Documents:

DRAFT Cowlitz County SMP

Appendix B Cowlitz Co. CAO

Cowlitz CIA Draft

Cowlitz County SED

ECY Comments - Attachment B to Draft SMP

ECY Comments - CAO Wetland Section

 ECY Comments- Draft SMP Comment Letter

Cowlitz County Shoreline Restoration Plan

Cowlitz County Shoreline Restoration Plan Appendix A


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