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Wetlands & CAO Updates: Guidance for Small Cities (Western Washington Version)

Publication number Date Published Date Revised
10-06-002January 2010October 2012
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Modified Table XX.1 for use with the 2014 Wetland Rating System
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Author(s) Bunten et al
Description This document is intended to provide guidance and tools useful in developing a wetland protection program for small cities and towns that are in the process of updating their critical area ordinances (CAOs) to meet the Growth Management Act (GMA) requirements. Wetlands are one of the five types of critical areas identified in the GMA.
NOTES 1st Revision July 2011; 2nd Revision October 2012.
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Keywords GMA, appendix, wetland, wetlands, Growth Management, critical area ordinance, CAO
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