Department of Ecology News Release - February 12, 2016

Okanogan County’s shoreline plan open for comments


After many years of planning, a program developed and adopted by Okanogan County to manage county shorelines is available for review and comment by the Washington Department of Ecology.

The proposed shoreline program will guide construction and development along county shorelines. It combines local plans for future development and preservation with new development ordinances and related permitting requirements.

Taking public comments into consideration, Ecology may approve Okanogan County’s proposed shoreline program as written, reject it or identify specific modifications to meet the Shoreline Management Act and applicable state regulations.

Comments will be accepted through March 18, 2016. Comments and questions should be addressed to Lennard Jordan, Department of Ecology, Shorelands and Environmental Assistance Program, 1250 W Alder St, Union Gap, WA 98903, or by email to For information, call 509-457-7125.

Review documents:  

  • Ecology’s Central Regional Office, 1250 W Alder St, Union Gap, WA 98903;
  • Ecology's website;
  • Okanogan County Office of Planning and Development, 123 5th Ave N Suite 130, Okanogan, WA 98840 ;
  • Okanogan County website.

Once approved by Ecology, the county’s shoreline program will become part of the overall state shoreline master program.

Contact information

Joye Redfield-Wilder
Communications manager