Clark County SMP: Locally Initiated Amendment

We held a public comment period on Clark County’s proposed locally initiated amendment to their Shoreline Master Program. The period for public comment was from May 1, 2023 to June 1, 2023. 

Email notices were used to notify those who had expressed prior interest. Written comments from seven (7) different individuals and/or organizations were received. Comments address riparian buffer protections, exemptions for forest practices, climate change, invasive vegetation control, and wetland protections.

Response to public comment

We prepared a summary of public comments and sent this to Clark County on June 6, 2023. The county provided written responses on June 27, 2023. 

Next steps: our decision

We will compare the Clark County's proposed program to the requirements of the Shoreline Management Act and the 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 city 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 files.