Harbor Environmental Review Services has been serving the Pierce and Kitsap County areas, in both incorporated and unincorporated jurisdictions since 1990. Services include wetland permit consulting, field reconnaissance, delineation and mitigation work, and document preparation for land development proposals requiring wetland approval.
Since 1990 regulatory documents have evolved under the Washington State Growth Management Act (GMA) to include regulatory measures protecting wetlands, streams, and fish and wildlife habitat areas through regulatory documents adopted in most local jurisdictions. Harbor Environmental Review Services provides services to assist in understanding the impact of these regulations on your specific project. Staff will perform the necessary field work and prepare the necessary scientific reports and application forms to apply for local jurisdictional approval for your project, or guide you in preparing these forms yourself.
Pierce County recently updated critical area regulations under the Directions for Protecting and Restoring Habitat regulatory document commonly referred to as "The Directions Package". The Directions Package addresses state requirements to update critical area regulations every 12 years based on the best available scientific studies for the specific critical areas addressed under the package. The directions package became effective in Pierce County on March 1, 2005.