Wetland and Habitat Review


Our Wetland and Habitat Review program administers the county’s Wetland Protection and Habitat Conservation Ordinances, provides technical expertise for the administration of the Shoreline Master Program, and issues SEPA threshold determinations for projects that do not require Land Use or Shoreline Review or a Forest Practice Permit.

The work is field intensive and requires our staff to have expertise in botany, soil science, hydrology, fish and wildlife biology, and ecology. Staff identifies, maps, and assesses wetlands and priority habitats, reviews and approves technical studies and mitigation plans prepared by consultants, develops mitigation plans for residential building permits, and provides expert testimony at Land Use and Code Enforcement hearings. The biologists also provide customer service and intake services in the Permit Center and attend Pre-application Conferences. 

We also work with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Ecology, The Department of Natural Resources, and the US Army Corps of Engineers on individual development and mitigation projects as well as mitigation banking efforts in Clark County.

Find out if you have wetlands or habitat on your property with our look up tool.

Apply online

Wetland/Habitat permits are now available online. Visit CC LMS for more information.


None are scheduled at this time


SEP2018-00053 Kirkland Remediation and Grading, 9109-9115 NE 94th Avenue

SLR-2019-00044 Russo Driveway, 29103 NE Lookout Road

SLR-2020-00018 Manor Industrial Park Stockpile Grading, 10312 NE 72nd Avenue

SLR-2020-00023 30th Ave Off-site Grading, 16102 NE 10th Avenue

SLR-2020-00025 Leilani Ridge Apartments, 14118 NE 35th Avenue

SLR-2020-00035 Cano-Glavin Property, North of NW 56th Avenue on NW 179th Street

SLR-2020-00040 Camas 55 Acre Project, 3823 NE Cavitt Road

WHR-2020-00380 Three Creeks South, 1219 NE 179th Street

Permit Center

Location Hours Contact
Public Service Center
1300 Franklin Street, first floor
Vancouver WA 98660

Permit Center is closed to in-person services, effective March 18.

Customers are encouraged to use our online services and can contact staff by email or phone during regular business hours.