Section 14.100.552 Fish and Wildlife Habitat Conservation Areas - Water Bodies - Buffer Increase

The Director shall have the authority to increase the width of a stream buffer on a case-by-case basis when such increase is necessary to achieve any of the following:

A.    Protect fish and wildlife habitat, maintain water quality, ensure adequate flow conveyance; provide adequate recruitment for large woody debris, maintain adequate stream temperatures, or maintain in-stream conditions.

B.    Compensate for degraded vegetation communities or steep slopes adjacent to the stream.

C.    Maintain areas for channel migration.

D.    Protect adjacent or downstream areas from erosion, landslides, or other hazards.

(6474, Added, 02/25/2009)