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Ferry Coalition Shoreline Master Program

Public comment is closed

We held a public comment period for the Ferry Coalition's proposed Shoreline Master Program (SMP) update. To ensure all interested parties had an opportunity to review and comment on the Ferry County SMP, we held a comment period from July 5 through Aug. 25, 2016.

The city of Republic and Ferry County (Coalition) jointly prepared the comprehensive SMP update to better coordinate shoreline management. More than 52,000 acres of shoreline area will be subject to the updated SMP in Ferry County including areas along the Columbia, Sanpoil, and Kettle rivers;  Boulder, Sherman, and Granite creeks; and many lakes including the popular Curlew Lake and remote Swan Lake.

Next steps: our decision

We will compare Ferry Coalition’s proposed program to the requirements of the state Shoreline Management Act and our Shoreline Master Program Guidelines. Based on the comparison, we will decide whether to:

  • Approve the program as is.
  • Approve with recommended changes.
  • Send the proposed program back to the Coalition with required changes to meet statutory and rule requirements. Recommended changes may also be included with the required changes.

Documents related to approval:

Note: All documents are PDF

If you have trouble accessing documents, please contact Jeremy Sikes.