FP3.2: Implement plans and priorities to protect floodplain habitat
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Regional Priority Approach Description
Approach - Implement plans and priorities to protect habitat.
Desired Outcome - Implementation of the prioritized protective measures in the multi-benefit plan leads to protection of floodplain function and area.
Policy Needs - N/A
- Land acquisition and conservation easements.
- Communicate effectiveness data and success stories and learning from plan implementation.
- Improve the implementation of existing regulations and permitting processes regarding frequently flooded areas under the Shoreline Management Act and Growth Management Act.
- Include the full cost of emergency measures in the development costs.
- Acquire and remove development rights in floodplain areas and support programs that do so, such as purchases of development rights.
- Direct growth away from intact floodplains through regulations and market-driven programs such as transfer of development rights.
- Create preferential tax incentives for open land versus new development in floodplains.
- Explore opportunities for flexible funding that enables opportunistic acquisitions.
- Describe the plans being used to select and prioritize the site.
- Describe the current status of the floodplain and the ecological function that will be protected for which target species.
- Describe projected climate change impacts to and resilience of the site.
Local Context - Local context provides additional specificity on how a Regional Priority approach should be implemented in each local area; examples include sequencing, partners to consider, and critical areas. Local context for this Regional Priority approach is available here.
Regional Priority Approach Near Term Actions Map
No Puget Sound Recovery Progress Measures set for this Regional Priority Approach.