GRANTS PASS – When the city added lands to the Grants Pass Urban Growth Boundary, it became necessary under state planning rules to survey the new lands for the existence of wetlands.
The city contracted with Pacific Habitat Services in 2017 to conduct the field survey work and produce a wetlands report and mapping. Information from that survey is now available for public review and comment.
Links to the pertinent documents are available at the city’s website: https://www.grantspassoregon.gov/1409/Local-Wetlands-Inventory
Documents include an interactive web map of identified wetlands, probable wetlands, and properties abutting wetlands or probable wetlands; the Wetlands Technical Report; and Individual Wetlands Maps that accompany the technical report.
The Department of State Lands (DSL) is the agency with authority to determine if the wetland survey work meets the requirements of the state planning rule. Once the DSL determines the wetland survey meets state requirements the survey and mapping will be added to the city’s existing Local Wetlands Inventory (LWI).
When added to the LWI the information will be used to guide city decisions on conservation and development of these lands.
Public comments on this survey work are being solicited before the DSL makes decisions on the acceptance of the work. Public comments and/or questions can be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. All public comment must be received no later than March 31.
Property owners of lands containing wetlands or probable wetlands and abutting properties will be notified by U.S. mail.
Those persons wishing to speak with a wetlands specialist may call the Community Development Department: (541)450-6060.