As of June 19, 2015, and pursuant to Chapter 30.43F of the Snohomish County Code (SCC), Snohomish County is issuing permits for Class IV-General Forest Practices (conversions of forested land to a nonforestry use, such as residential development or pasture land) and will perform reviews for Conversion Option Harvest Plans (COHP) for compliance with county codes including drainage and critical areas regulations. The County is also required to impose a six-year development moratorium, pursuant to SCC 30.43F.220, on lands where a violation of forest practices activity has been discovered. Procedures to resolve the imposition of a six-year development moratorium are listed in SCC 30.43F.230.
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) continues to issue forest practice permits for Class II and Class III types of forest practices, which are typically related to sustainable timber harvest activities or operations.
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