The Thurston County Board of County
Commissioners approves the updated CAO!!
On July 24, 2012, the Thurston BOCC approved the updated Critical
Areas Ordinance! Black Hills Audubon has been supportive of updating this
ordinance and has participated by submitting Best Available Science reports, by
submitting comments (including suggested improvements to the CAO drafts), and by
encouraging its members to support updating the CAO. Read more in the
Olympian article (in
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Other Conservation Issues:
Owners Denied Expansion
Five-year legal battle is a win for BHAS and Thurston County!
But it's not over yet!...
Protect the Black River:
Black Hills Audubon
has been working to prevent the expansion of a sand and gravel mining
operation and the construction and operation of an asphalt plant adjacent to
the Black River Wildlife Refuge. Updated chronology of this effort
will be posted on this Web page.
Cluster Housing: Black Hills Audubon is working
to conserve undeveloped lands through its participation in the Thurston County
Cluster Housing Task Force and through work with County officials.
Capitol Lake: Water quality and wildlife habitat
would improve if Capitol Lake is allowed to return to a natural living estuary.
Jack Davis Conservationist of the
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