Work Task 13, the next work task on the Wasco County 2040 work plan, focuses on updating Comprehensive Plan policies and implementation. The goal of this task is to align Wasco County 2040 with the recent work in the Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan (NHMP).
The next series of work tasks to be tackled for Wasco County 2040 include: updating hazard references, updating references to State Wetland Inventory, evaluating protections, policy and protections for the Wild and Scenic Rivers, and ensuring compliance with state law.
Over the last year, Wasco County Planning Department staff has worked with the Community Planning Assistance for Wildfires (CPAW) team to evaluate Wasco County’s wildfire risks and determine possible land use planning strategies that can be used to reduce risk.
The Wasco County Planning Department currently is involved in two plan evaluations that will help inform new Natural Hazard policies and implementation strategies.