Clallam shoreline plan needs to consider climate change more seriously

At today's hearing on Clallam County's Draft Shoreline Master Program (September 2017, Ed Chadd submitted the following comments on behalf of OCA, urging greater consideration of climate change in shoreline planning in order to protect both the public and County government (news article here): I am here representing Olympic Climate Action, a group of local citizens …

OCA Statement on draft Shoreline Master Program

On 7/5/17 OCA sent the following statement to the Clallam County Planning Commission concerning the Shoreline Master Program, updating our earlier comments on the previous draft of the SMP: My name is Robert Vreeland.  I am a member of the executive committee with the Olympic Climate Action group which has more than 600 members in …

OCA COMMENTS TWICE ON CLALLAM COUNTY’S SHORELINE PLAN

OCA's comments to the Planning Commission on the draft SMP - Part One OCA's comments to the Planning Commission on the draft SMP - Part Two Clallam County is replete with coastal and inland waters, both marine and fresh.  These waters, the stuff of life, are at the heart of our unique character and natural systems.  Orcas, …

Comment on Clallam County’s Shorelines Plan by Feb. 27

OCA's comments to the Planning Commission on the draft SMP - Part One OCA's comments to the Planning Commission on the draft SMP - Part Two Clallam County is replete with coastal and inland waters, both marine and fresh.  These waters, the stuff of life, are at the heart of our unique character and natural systems.  Orcas, …

OCA notes gap in draft County shoreline plan

Last month, OCA sent a letter to the Clallam County Department of Community Development noting a gap in the Department's analysis of threats in its proposed update to its Shoreline Master Program (SMP), required under the state Shoreline Management Act - namely, the lack of any reference to the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe's study of probable climate …