We heard from the Wishpush working group about beavers and local efforts to restore them. They brought hard copies of this brochure, which I've now tracked down and can share with you all here. Go beavers! which I say with no reference to sports.
Only YOU! can stop this shoreline damage. FWSR can help, but we can't do it without you. Come to the Shoreline Master Program hearing tonight at 6:00 PM in Goldendale and say that you want the shorelines protected. New County Courthouse, you can find it.
Thoughtful article in Columbia Insight about the Climate Change Conference.
Takeaways from a recent conference include confirmation of higher temperatures and increasing calls for environmental justice Growing problem: Instead of regeneration, these treetops near Hood River are showing signs of decline. Photo: Jurgenhessphotography
So, there's a proposal to develop a 30-space RV park on Spring Creek Road, not far from the junction with Hwy 141. Information available below. The comment deadline on the environmental review is today, but there likely will be a future hearing on the Conditional Use Permit and the RV Park permit.
Like Under Canvas, this application requires a Conditional Use Permit and an RV permit. Exactly the same process. They are both in the Resource Land District zoning, which is extremely permissive and covers most of the Husum/BZ area. It might be time to think about changing that.
Remember that Under Canvas may still be approved - the appeal process on the environmental review is at the State Appeals Court level. No decision yet, but Under Canvas has not withdrawn the application, so the process continues.
The County also just approved an event site just outside of BZ Corner - weddings, and such. Maximum of four events per month in the summer, fewer in the winter. Maximum of 100 people Approved without drinking water being available on site.
At some point, the County needs to start considering cumulative effects.
Find planning information regarding land use, development, ordinance, and more.