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PDFWAC 173-700-316

Considerations for determining high quality wetland systems.

The department shall determine whether a site is a high quality wetland system including, but not limited to:
(1) Wetlands with special characteristics including:
(a) Estuarine wetlands;
(b) Natural Heritage wetlands;
(c) Bogs;
(d) Old-growth and mature forested wetlands;
(e) Interdunal wetlands;
(f) Vernal pools; and
(g) Alkali wetlands.
(2) Bog-like wetlands, aspen-dominated wetlands, camas prairie wetlands, and marine water with eelgrass beds.
(3) Category I wetlands (Washington state wetland rating system, 2004 or as amended).
(4) Category II wetlands with a habitat score ˃ 29 points (Washington state wetland rating system, 2004 or as amended).
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 90.84 RCW. WSR 09-19-013 (Order 04-13), § 173-700-316, filed 9/3/09, effective 10/4/09.]
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