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Skagit Countywide UGA Open Space Concept Plan
Skagit County developed this open space program to comply with the requirements of RCW 36.70A.110(2) to permit "greenbelt and open space areas" within urban growth areas and the requirement of RCW 36.70A.160 to "identify open space corridors within and between urban growth areas." The plan includes lands useful for recreation, wildlife habitat, trails, and connection of critical areas. The plan does not mandate that identified areas be regulated or protected, and does not create a regulatory land use designation nor allow public access by default. Instead, the plan identifies priority areas within the county to be considered for a strictly voluntary open space preservation program

Adopted Plan
The Board of Commissioners adopted the plan in September 2009 by Ordinance O20090009. It is available below in four parts:

Smart Communities Award
Skagit County received the Governor's 2010 Smart Communities Award for the Open Space Plan:

Historical Information

Public Comment Letters
Public comment letters as received through March 20 2009.