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Water Type Verification

A report prepared by either a private consultant or a Pierce County biologist to determine whether any regulated streams, swales, ponds or other types of water bodies exist on or near a project site.
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Habitat Assessment Field Review

A site investigation conducted by a Pierce County biologist to evaluate the potential presence or absence of a regulated fish or wildlife species or habitat affecting a subject property.
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Habitat Assessment Letter Review

A letter prepared by a private consultant, and reviewed by a Pierce County biologist, following a field investigation that indicates whether a fish or wildlife habitat conservation area, point location or associated buffer exists on the site.
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Habitat Assessment Study Review

A study prepared by a private consultant, and reviewed by a Pierce County biologist, that documents a fish or wildlife habitat conservation area, point location or associated buffer exists on the site, and the proposed development activity can comply with standards set forth in Section 18E.40.040 or the buffer requirements as set forth in Section 18E.40.060.
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Habitat Assessment Report Review

A report prepared by a private consultant, and reviewed by a Pierce County biologist, that documents a fish or wildlife habitat conservation area, point location, or associated buffer exists on the site, but the proposed development activity does not or cannot comply with the standards set forth in Section 18E.40.040 or the buffer requirements as set forth in Section 18E.40.060.
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Hazard Tree Report Review in Critical Area

A report prepared by a certified arborist, licensed landscape architect, or professional forester, and reviewed by a Pierce County biologist that documents a hazard tree exists and provides a replanting schedule for replacement trees.
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Fish & Wildlife Variance

Use this application when you wish to reduce a buffer or other requirement below what is allowed by Code. Through the public hearing process, the Hearing Examiner determines whether or not to grant the variance based upon specific criteria (see required findings below).
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Fish & Wildlife Reasonable Use Exception

Use this application when you feel that Pierce County Fish and Wildlife regulations remove the reasonable use of your property. Through the public hearing process, the Hearing Examiner determines whether or not to grant the Reasonable Use Exception based upon specific criteria (see required findings below).
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