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Record No: CB 118484    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 118484
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 9/8/2015
Ordinance No: Ord 124853
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to the Cedar River Watershed; authorizing five years of ecological thinning, in accordance with the Cedar River Watershed Habitat Conservation Plan, in Sections 15, 16, 21 and 22, Township 22, North, Range 7, East, W.M., Sections 8 and 9, Township 22, North, Range 8, East, W.M., Sections 2 and 11, Township 21, North, Range 9, East, W.M.; Sections 34 and 35, Township 22, North, Range 9, East, W.M., Sections 3, 4 and 10, Township 21, North, Range 10, East, W.M., and Sections 32 and 33, Township 22, North, Range 10, East, W.M.; declaring the logs resulting from ecological thinning to be surplus to the City's needs; authorizing the sale of such logs pursuant to applicable City contracting and surplus property sale procedures; and directing deposit of the proceeds therefrom to the Water Fund for the purposes of the Habitat Conservation Plan implementation.
Sponsors: Sally Bagshaw
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Summary Ex A – Proposed Ecological Thinning 2016-2020, 3. Ecological Thinning at the Tolt and Cedar River Watersheds Presentation, 4. Signed Ord 124853

CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to the Cedar River Watershed; authorizing five years of ecological thinning, in accordance with the Cedar River Watershed Habitat Conservation Plan, in Sections 15, 16, 21 and 22, Township 22, North, Range 7, East, W.M., Sections 8 and 9, Township 22, North, Range 8, East, W.M., Sections 2 and 11, Township 21, North, Range 9, East, W.M.; Sections 34 and 35, Township 22, North, Range 9, East, W.M., Sections 3, 4 and 10, Township 21, North, Range 10, East, W.M., and Sections 32 and 33, Township 22, North, Range 10, East, W.M.; declaring the logs resulting from ecological thinning to be surplus to the City's needs; authorizing the sale of such logs pursuant to applicable City contracting and surplus property sale procedures; and directing deposit of the proceeds therefrom to the Water Fund for the purposes of the Habitat Conservation Plan implementation.
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WHEREAS, in 1999, following several years of technical studies, negotiations with federal and state agencies and review by public groups and individuals, the City Council adopted Resolution 29977 authorizing the Mayor to submit the Final Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) and other related documents for federal review and issuance of an "incidental take permit" under the federal Endangered Species Act, and to execute on behalf of the City the HCP and related agreements, which together establish the City's long-term commitments regarding watershed habitat protection and mitigation for impacts resulting from the presence and operation of certain City-owned facilities; and
WHEREAS, the HCP describes, among other subjects, the City's planned forest management practices, including the use of ecological thinning on 2,000 acres of second-growth forests to accelerate development of old-growth conditions, improve habitat for species dependent on older forest, and control risks of catastrophic events in certain...

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