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Forest Owners Winter School offered Saturday, December 5 at WSU-V

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WSU Extension and Clark County invite family owners of private forestland in Washington to Forest Owners Winter School to learn how to keep their forests safe and healthy.  Topics include common tree and shrub identification, wildlife habitat, chainsaw safety and maintenance, common forest insect and diseases, growing and tending forests, protecting your home and forest from fire, and thinning and pruning trees.  There will also be a resource area featuring equipment exhibitors, vendors, and public, private, and nonprofit organizations who provide assistance to landowners. More information>>

Clark County Stormwater Manual and Code Update

Clark County is wrapping up the manual and code update project with a final public meeting:

  • Tuesday, November 24 - 10:00 a.m. - Board of County Councilors Public Hearing - for adoption of the Clark County Stormwater Manual and related code sections. More>>

Copies of the "Adoption Final" of the Clark County Stormwater Manual and related codes will be posted by November 10th for public review prior to public meetings. For more information on this project, view the project web page. More>>

Public comment period open for Legacy Lands surplus lands

Visit the Legacy Lands web page for more information and links to materials for the potential surplus properties. Comments will be accepted between October 21 to November 25. More>>

2014 Environmental Services Annual Report available now

2014 was a year of great accomplishments for the Department of Environmental Services, including:

  • Stabilized funding for the Clean Water Program

  • Restoration projects on the East Fork Lewis River
  • Code and ordinance updates
  • Successful outreach events

2014 Environmental Services Annual Report

2013 Environmental Services Annual Report

Legacy Lands brochure highlights natural areasLegacy Lands brochure cover - Discovery your Legacy Lands

The new Legacy Land brochure identifies key properties that are open for recreational use, including hiking, wildlife viewing and fishing. Over 20 natural areas around the county offer scenic waterfalls, babbling streams and miles of trails. View the brochure for locations, list of amenities and links to property information. More >>

Sustainable Forestry Program

Clark County has forest stewardship plans for county properties at Camp Bonneville, Camp Hope and Green Mountain.

A June 2015 audit by Northwest Certified Forestry reviewed Clark County's 2014-2015 timber harvest activities. The auditor observed "exemplary timber harvest practices that minimized both soil disturbance and impacts to residual timber". The report further praises the county's program as an example of long-term econmically viable and environmentally sustainable forest management practices. Read the audit. >

Watch this new video to learn more about Clark County's Sustainable Forestry Program!

Experience Vancouver Lake
Clark County, the City of Vancouver and the Port of Vancouver are partnering to provide opportunities for citizens to learn about Vancouver Lake throughout the coming year! We will host canoe paddle events, volunteer and stewardship events and community forums. Click here for more information and to register for this free event.



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Clark County Environmental Services: Don Benton, Director
Street Address: 1300 Franklin Street, Vancouver, WA 98660
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 9810, Vancouver, WA 98666-9810
Main phone: (360) 397-2121| FAX: (360) 397-2062
TTY: (800) 833-6384

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