Shoreline Management Program DRAFT documents
The Shoreline Management Program (SMP) (RCW 90.58.020) is a tool used by cities and counties to help protect the shorelines within it's jurisdiction. A shoreline is the land along, including and within 200 feet of any body of water. T
An SMP contains 3 different documents:
1) Shoreline Master Program: provides goals, policies and regulations for future use and development of shorelines;
2) Inventory and Characterization Report: is a listing of all the shorelines in the jurisdiction and provides a detailed description of each; and
3) Restoration Plan: is a list of goals, policies and actions for restoration of impaired ecological locations.
The SMP is required by the State of Washington for all cities who Plan under the Growth Management Act (RCW 36.70A) The SMP regulations are adopted on a municipal level as part of the jurisdictions Comprehensive Plan (RCW 36.70A.030).