• Critical Areas Ordinance – Comments Part 2


    Standard buffer widths. Actual standard buffer widths must be inferred. Tables 19.200.220(B) through (D) and Table 19.300.315 should be identified as “Widths of Standard Buffers” or “Standard Buffer Widths.” […}

  • Critical Areas Ordinance – Comments Part 1

    Following are comments from a working committee of the Kitsap Environmental Coalition on DCD’s proposed changes to the Critical Areas Ordinance, dated April 8, 2024. Code writing is an iterative process. Thus, our comments are not final, but should be considered as strong but tentative recommendations. […}

  • Breaking Bud Forest Walk

    Come see the Tahuya Headwaters Creek legacy forest in Kitsap County, DNR was planning to log 66 acres of this forest in the “Breaking Bud” timber sale, but the discovery of a rare ecosystem has delayed the sale. […]

  • KEC Presents: Growing Healthy Soils to Feed the World

    In the documentary Into the Soil, we follow Brigid LeFevre, who runs a community-supported agriculture operation (CSO) in Järna, Sweden. The members support this regenerative agriculture operation with money or hands-on help in the garden. […]

  • Comp Plan Comment to BOCC: Non-Motorized Transportation

    I would like to focus your attention on the detailed and thorough submission by Paul Dutky of the West Sound Cycling Club (pages 199 through 311 of the Comprehensive plan comments). These are in regard to the County’s non-motorized transportation plan and how the needs for bike facilities has been inadequate all over North, Central and South Kitsap. […}