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Training Resources

Shoreline Homeowner Workshops (scheduled for various dates and locations from June thru September).  These workshops are gearded to Homeowners, HOAs, Realtors, and the general public.  Please email CompPlan@co.Island.wa.us.

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DOE Soft Shore Webinar​​

Marine Shoreline Design Guidelines


New SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM effective 1/19/2016​


      Shoreline Master Program (SMP) as adopted by the Board of County Commissioners  Approved by the Department of Ecology


  1. C-107-05 cover ordinance
  2. Exhibit A
    Goals and Policies
    Shoreline Restoration Plan
  3. Exhibit B
    Regulations
    Figures 1 and 2
  4. Exhibit C - Board's Findings of Fact
  5. Exhibit D - Planning Commission's Findings of Fact
  6. Exhibit E - Shoreline Environmental Designation Map - Appendix to 17.05A ICC
  7. Exhibit F - Map showing change to Shoreline Designation Map required by the Department of Ecology 

New Shoreline Designation Map


 Click here to go to Washington State Department of Ecology Shoreline Master Programs description


The Island County SMP consists of both a policy plan and development regulations that apply to areas within shoreline jurisdiction (200-feet upland of Ordinary High Water Mark including lakes larger than 20-acres in size).       

Shoreline uses are identified as either permitted, conditional, or prohibited uses depending on the shoreline environment designation. This designation is essentially shoreline zoning that is based on an inventory of existing uses. In general, projects within the shoreline jurisdiction are reviewed by staff to ensure compliance with the development standards listed in the SMP chapter 17.05 ICC.  Regulations for development activities within a shoreline jurisdiction are located in ICC 16.21 Shoreline Management.        

For Shoreline permits click here to access the land use permit page

Coastal Atlas (Washington State Dept. of Ecology)

Hydraulic Project Approval - HPA (WDFW)

Ordinary High Water Mark (OHWM)

 

Island County Marine Resources CommitteeSalmon swimming through eelgrass​​​​​​​​​
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