A 45-day public comment period opens September 24, 2021 with the publication in the Federal Register of a draft Environmental Impact Statement about the County’s Habitat Conservation Plan. The EIS was jointly prepared and released by the County and federal regulators at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Government agencies, Tribes and members of the public are invited to review the draft EIS report and submit comments by November, 8, 2021. The draft EIS and the HCP must pass through this public comment period before either can be finalized or approved. New data or information submitted by the public could affect the final plan.
How to Comment & Read the Report
The County & USFWS will jointly host two online public meetings. Meeting link & instructions will be posted one week before on the County’s HCP online meetings calendar. Formal comments won’t be collected during these meetings
- October 12, 2021 at 6 p.m.
- October 14, 2021 at 6 p.m.
Submit written comments or request additional information, using a method listed below. Comments must be postmarked or received by November 8, 2021.
TO THURSTON COUNTY
Mail or Hand Deliver to Thurston County
Thurston County Courthouse, Community Planning and Economic Development Department, Building 1, 2nd Floor, c/o Christina Chaput, Sr. Planner, 2000 Lakeridge Dr., Olympia, WA 98502-6045.
Email to Thurston County
Email comments to HCPInfo@co.thurston.wa.us.
Copies of the draft EIS and proposed HCP can be found on the county’s website at ThurstonHCP.org.
Review a hard copy at Thurston County Courthouse, Community Planning and Economic Development Department, Building 1, floor, 2000 Lakeridge Dr., Olympia, WA 98502.
Hard copies may be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. This may be subject to a printing fee.