LDC1.2: Gain understanding of the social, economic and political factors currently affecting habitat
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Regional Priority Approach Description
Approach - Gain a better understanding of the social, economic, and political factors currently affecting habitat.
Desired Outcome - Enhanced understanding of regulations, land use, population growth, and land conversion enables improvements to protection and restoration efforts.
Policy Needs - N/A
- Determine the lands at risk of conversion by aligning the Urban Growth Areas with watershed characterization data and salmon recovery planning to identify solutions to various risks.
- Identify jurisdictional context in the landscape.
- Compile and contrast how different jurisdictions protect critical habitat, parks, and open space.
- Review the local development code for barriers to infill development, and revisions to remove those barriers or encourage infill development – a “code scrub”.
- Describe how your project will propose opportunities for alignment or efficiencies of existing plans, permitting processes, or regulations if focusing on infill.
- Describe how you will use mapped areas (WDFW High Resolution Change Detection, Commerce Permit Mapping, Ecology PS Watershed Characterization, population growth projections, and/or hydrologic models) if doing geo-spatial work.
- Describe how additional data collection will be used to improve decision-making.
- Describe who the intended users of the final product will be and how they will engage in the project.
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.