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Critical Areas & Shoreline Master Plan

Certain activities near the Skagit River are regulated by the City's Shoreline Master Plan that can be viewed at the following hyperlink:

Mount Vernon Shoreline Master Plan

In addition, the City regulates the following critical areas:

  • Aquifer Recharge Areas;
  • Steep slopes;
  • Streams; and,
  • Wetlands.

The Skagit River, a major salmon system, flows through the City along with a number of other fish bearing streams.  In addition, wetlands and steep slopes are located throughout the City.
  Wetland Fern
Click on the links below for more information:
 Click here to be directed to a photo gallery that has additional critical area photos.