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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

Clark County Stormwater Manual and Code Update

Clark County is wrapping up the manual and code update project with several public meetings:

  • Thursday, September 3 - 2:30 p.m. - Development Engineering Advisory Board. More>>
  • Thursday, October 1 - 5:30 p.m. - Planning Commission Work Session. More>>
  • Thursday, October 15 - 5:30 p.m. - Planning Commission Public Hearing. More>>
  • TBD - Board of County Councilors Public Hearing - for adoption of the Clark County Stormwater Manual and related code sections.

For more information on this project, view the project web page. More>>

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!

Legacy Lands celebrates its 30th anniversary!
The Legacy Lands program has protected environmentally important areas that provide scenic views, recreational access to rivers and forests and important habitat for fish and wildlife. Celebrate the anniversary by visiting the various properties. Click here for a list of properties open to the public.

Local partners are also hosting a variety of events throughout the year. Here are the highlighted sites for July!

Click here for the entire event calendar. More>>

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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To request public records involving Environmental Services, contact Susan Rice at (360) 397-2121 ext. 4075 or by email.

 


 

 

 
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Natural Garden Tour
Sunday July 26, 2015
10 am - 4 pm

Vancouver Lake EcoBlitz
Saturday, September 26
7 am - 2 pm

 

 

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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