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-2019-00009 Beckel SEPA, 13306 NE 172nd Avenue

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

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

SLR-2021-00016 Southridge/Fairgrounds Early Grading, 613 NE 199th Street

      Permit Center

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

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