Consultants hired by the County have created a Shoreline Inventory and Characterization Report (“Report”). The Report is supposed to chronicle the geography, geology, biology, development and uses on your shoreline property.
CSA recommends a sensible, compliant, and prudent way forward for our County, our environment, our economy, and our people. We recognize the success of the substantial public and private efforts by our citizens to protect our ecosystem.
CSA supplemented the comments of Attorney Mackie, pointing out specific places where the CAO is inconsistent with the County Comprehensive Plan. CSA Comments on Consistency.
If you would like to write or call the County Council, the Planning Commission, County Planning Staff, the local newspapers, or receive communications from San Juan County, the contact information is found here.
CSA asked Gradient's top ecological risk assessor to conduct an independent professional review of key aspects of the Best Available Science related to the County's proposed CAO amendments for Wetlands and Fish & Wildlife Habitat.
Dave Hyde PhD, a San Juan Island resident (see the article above), has written a compilation of mainstream scientific literature that is seemingly missing in the current Best Available Science. You can view Dr. Hyde's video presentation. You may view the video of Dr. Hyde's video presentation. Or, download in PDF format at this link. Ocean circulation, sedimentation in the San Juans'
Shoreline owners on Blakely Island hired Dr. Lyndon C. Lee, Ph.D., of L. C. Lee & Associates to review the County consultant's inventory and characterization of their properties. Dr. Lee is a national wetland and river science and regulatory expert. His on sight visit revealed inaccuracies in the January 2012 Shoreline Inventory and Characterization Report prepared for San Juan County by Herrera et al. You can read LCLee Technical Memorandum.