Ordinance 14260 Thurston County Olympia, WA
Date:Jun 10, 2013

Testified at a public hearing in regards to the 600′ rule on industrial properties for the Mazama Pocket Gophers. KES informed the hearings board that the rule was originally written for Bald Eagles nest. KES also testified that if Thurston County is going to enforce this 600′ rule, then they needed to enforce it for all State and Federally listed Threatened & Endangered Species including; listed fish, marine mammals, butterflies, birds, plants, and amphibians. KES went on to testify that Thurston County could not just pick and choose what species that they wanted to enforce this 600′ rule on and that it would be opening the county to a lot of possible lawsuits.