Aquatic Lands Habitat Conservation Plan
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources is no longer pursuing a habitat conservation plan to cover log booming and overwater structures on state-owned aquatic lands.
Last fall DNR released a draft of the aquatic lands HCP, accompanied by a draft Environmental Impact Statement from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service.
DNR suspended work on the draft HCP last March and met with interested parties to discuss concerns and confusion expressed during the comment period. Based on those meetings, DNR determined not to proceed with the draft HCP.