Living near natural areas is a privilege that many of us enjoy in Snohomish County and Camano Island. We benefit from fishing, hunting, swimming, hiking, wildlife viewing, and just relaxing in our forests, along streams and rivers, near wetlands, and in our own backyards.
At the same time, living with nature brings many unique challenges along with it. Flooding, erosion from streams and rivers, beaver damage, predatory wildlife, and weed infestations are issues that many of us encounter on our properties. We want to give you the tools you need to be good stewards of your land and our natural resources, as well as manage some of the challenges that living with nature can bring.
Snohomish Conservation District has specialists that can visit your property and help you with:
living by water
living with wildlife
shorelines and steep slopes
Program Highlights & News
Snohomish County Planning and Development Services (PDS) receives many frequently asked questions including:
Tree Preservation and Critical Areas Questions
Septic System, Water, Sewer, and Electricity Questions
General Property Questions
Permitting Process and Requirements Questions
Building and Land Use Questions
Records and Seeking Information Questions
We have loads of information, fact sheets, videos and landowner stories to help you learn ways you can manage your land!