A self-guided tour of Low Impact Developments in Clark County, WA

SELF-GUIDED TOUR

This website lists sites in Clark County where Low Impact Development (LID) techniques have been used. It gives citizens opportunities to see what LID techniques look like, understand the design and how they function, and get more information.

The sites include one or more LID techniques. As Clark County moves to use LID more frequently, we can apply lessons learned to create new designs that improve water quality and beautify our community.


Information about LIDs from the Department of Ecology
- Low Impact Development (LID) Resources
- Low Impact Development (LID) Training

 

 

About LIDs

Low Impact Development is an approach to land development or re-development that works with the natural landscape to manage and minimize stormwater runoff. LID preserves and recreates natural landscape features and minimizes impervious surfaces to create functional, appealing site drainage to treat stormwater as a resource rather than a waste product. Practices include bioretention facilities, rain gardens, vegetated rooftops, rain barrels and permeable pavements. By implementing LID principles and practices, water can be managed in ways that reduce the effect of built areas and promote natural movement of water in an ecosystem or watershed. Applied on a broad scale, LID can maintain or restore a watershed’s hydrologic and ecological functions. LID can be applied to new development, redevelopment or a retrofit, and has been adapted to a range of land uses, from high density ultra-urban settings to low-density development.