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Edmonds Conference Center
Edmonds, WA
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Salish Sea Shoreline Forum
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Salish Sea Shoreline Forum

Location:  Edmonds Conference Center
201 Fourth Ave N. Edmonds, WA 98020

Free (lunch optional at cost:  $10)

Questions:  Please contact Franziska McKay at

Topic:   Improving Permitting Efficiency and Effectiveness - Coordination,
Communication and Mitigation that Works
How to improve the single family homeowner permit process, including mitigation.

As a note:  The focus of this forum will be primarily  on single-family landowners with the idea that improving permitting for those properties will also improve permitting for larger projects.

PURPOSE OF THE FORUMS:  The Salish Sea Shoreline Forum brings diverse groups of interests together to discuss issues associated with shoreline efforts throughout Salish Sea.

2nd Salish Sea Shoreline Forum
February 3, 2014
9:00 AM  4:00 PM

8:30 AM    Check-in, coffee, networking

9:00 AM    Welcome, introductions and information about Salish Sea Shoreline Forums  Dave Somers, Chair Snohomish County Council and Chair, Ecosystem Coordination Board, Puget Sound Partnership

9:10 AM    Evaluating the Shoreline Permitting Process
2009 Lake Washington Process   Joe Burcar, Senior Shoreline Planner, WA Department of Ecology
oBackground and Purpose of meeting and Recommendations
2009 San Juan Initiative Process  Amy Windrope, WA Department of Fish and Wildlife
oBackground and Purpose of Initiative and Recommendations

10:00     Break (15 minutes)

10:15Efforts to Improve Permitting Process: Coordination and Communication
Jefferson County and San Juan County efforts -  Sam Gibboney, Director of Community Development, San Juan County
Pierce County's road to becoming the Best Permitting Agency in the State -  Dennis Hanberg, Director Planning and Land Services, Pierce County
Review of bulkhead permitting effectiveness  - Kathlene Barnhart, Watershed Projects Coordinator, Kitsap County Dept. of Community Development

Discussion facilitated by Annette Frahm:  Who is trying different approaches to permitting?

11:45 AM    Pick up your lunch

12:00 PM    Lunch Presentation about Tribal Treaty Rights at Risk Initiative  Daryl Williams, Tulalip Tribes

1:00 PM    Cross communication (30 minutes).  Open mike.  Each person to speak for up to 3 minutes about updates related to improving processes for managing and restoring shorelines around the Salish Sea.   In addition, if people want to bring posters about their projects (like restoration projects), we will have easels to put these up around the perimeter of the room or in the lobby. Please let us know in advance if you would like to bring a poster.

1:30 PM   Efforts to Improve Shoreline Permitting: Solutions for Multi-Jurisdictional Permitting and Mitigation
Ideas that work:
oLarge-Scaled Shoreline Project examples that work - Heather Page, Anchor QEA
oSingle Family Residential Ideas that Work  Jenny Rotsten, Sealevel Bulkhead Builders, Inc.
Mitigation Efforts
oHabitat Equivalency Analysis  Jeff Fisher, NOAA

2:05 PM    BREAK  15 minutes

2:20 PMMitigation (continued)
oMitigation Requirements and Alternatives for SFR Armoring -  Chris Waldbillig, WDFW Marine Area Habitat Biologist
oInnovative Mitigation Strategies - José Carrasquero, Fisheries and Restoration Principal,
oHerrera Environmental Consultants
oIn-lieu Programs, including Conceptual Approach for Docks and Piers  Michael Murphy, In-Lieu Fee Program Manager, King County

3:00 PM Open Discussion Permitting and Mitigation (facilitated by Annette Frahm):  
(Questions that are being asked at each forum):
Which are ideas to move forward?
How do we collaborate?  
Where should we go from here as next steps to work on these issues?

3:50 PM    Next Steps and Closing

4:00 PM    Adjourn

The Salish Sea Shoreline Forum is supported by the Puget Sound Partnership, WA SeaGrant, and Futurewise and is partially funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, through agreements with the Puget Sound Marine and Nearshore Grant Program, a partnership between Washington Departments of Fish and Wildlife and Natural Resources.



Edmonds Conference Center (View)
201 4th Ave North
Edmonds, WA 98020
United States

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Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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