Snohomish Estuary Wetland Integration Plan (SEWIP)

The Snohomish Estuary Wetland Integration Plan (SEWIP) (PDF) was adopted by reference in the City's Shoreline Master Program (SMP). The plan is comprised of 5 basic elements:
  • Inventory and assessment of wetland resource
  • Identification of areas where development can occur
  • Listing of enhancement and restoration sites and actions
  • Wetland compensation policies and replacement ratios
  • Recommended management guidance
The SEWIP IVA model is used when palustrine non-tidal wetlands are proposed for mitigation of palustrine wetland impacts.