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Natural Resource Protection Change

Notice of changes to Natural Resource Protection permitting for properties within the city limits of Happy Valley.

Contractors, Developers and Engineering Firms:

Natural Resource Protection such as Water Quality Resource Areas (WQRA) and Habitat Conservation Areas (HCA) require setbacks from wetlands and waterways. To simplify permitting and consolidate resources, effective immediately the City of Happy Valley will be administering the Water Quality Resource Areas requirements for properties within Happy Valley city limits.

All applicants with projects inside the Happy Valley City limits, or about to annex to the City as part of their development, will now apply directly to the City of Happy Valley for Natural Resource Protection review and approval under Happy Valley Code Section 16.34.

All applicants within Clackamas County will apply directly to the local city or as designated in the chart below.

LocationThresholdPermit/Review Administered by
City of Happy Valley
  • Water Quality Resource Areas located on or within 200’ of property
  • Mapped Habitat Conservation Area (HCA)
  • City of Happy Valley
  • City of Happy Valley
WES’s service area (excluding Happy Valley & Rivergrove)
  • Water Quality Resource Areas located on or within 200’ of property
  • Mapped Habitat Conservation Area (HCA)
  • WES
  • Clackamas County Planning
City of Rivergrove
  • Water Quality Resource Areas located on or within 200’ of property
  • Mapped Habitat Conservation Area (HCA)
  • City of Rivergrove
  • City of Rivergrove
Unincorporated areas of Clackamas County (within the UGB and/or the Metro Service Boundary & outside WES’ service area)
  • Water Quality Resource Areas located on or within 200’ of property
  • Mapped Habitat Conservation Area (HCA)
  • Clackamas County Planning
  • Clackamas County Planning
Unincorporated areas of Clackamas County (within the Oak Lodge Water Services District)
  • Water Quality Resource Areas located on or within 200’ of property
  • Mapped Habitat Conservation Area (HCA)
  • Clackamas County Planning & OLWSD
  • Clackamas County Planning
For more information on these programs, contact:
John Nagy

WES
503-742-4594
johnnagy@clackamas.us

Michael D. Walter, AICP

City of Happy Valley
503-783-3839
michaelw@happyvalleyor.gov

Steve Hanschka

CC Planning
503-742-4512
stevehan@co.clackamas.or.us

Jason Rice

OLWSD
503-653-1653
jason@olwsd.org

City Manager

City of Rivergrove
503-639-6919
manager@cityofrivergrove.com