Kittitas County VSP


Watershed Group


Watershed Group Meeting Schedule

The next scheduled meeting for the Watershed Group is February 15, 2018, 10AM to 1PM at the Hal Holmes Center, 209 Ruby St, Ellensburg, WA 98926. This meeting will be available remotely through a WebEx link and a conference call number included in the meeting agenda.


Watershed Group Membership List (click here) updated August 11, 2017

VSP Watershed Group Members are requested to review the Open Public Meetings Act training video produced by the Attorney General's office. Click here to view the video.  Please let KCCD know when you have completed this training.

What are Critical Areas?

There are five critical areas identified in Washington’s GMA:

  • Wetlands
  • Frequently Flooded Areas
  • Critical Aquifer Recharge Areas
  • Geologically Hazardous Areas
  • Fish and Wildlife Habitat Conservation Areas

In Kittitas County, information about critical areas can be found on the County's website by clicking  here.

Reference Documents

VSP Flowchart - How to Apply the VSP, Shoreline Master Program and Critical Areas Regulations in Kittitas County (click here)

Overview of Entities Involved in VSP and Their Roles (click here)

Comparison between VSP and the current Growth Management regulations (courtesy of Columbia County) (click here)

VSP RCW 36.70A.700 through RCW 36.70A.904 (click here)

VSP Bill as passed by the Legislature - Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1886 (click here)


Map Resources

Washington Department of Agriculture Land Use (click here)

Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife Priority Habitats and Species (PHS) (click here)

Washington Interactive Geologic Map (click here)

US Fish & Wildlife Service National Wetlands Survey (click here)

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Websoil Survey (soils maps) (click here)