Critical areas are specifically defined under GMA (RCW 36.70A.030) and include fish and wildlife habitat conservation areas, wetlands, frequently flooded areas, geologically hazardous areas, and critical aquifer recharge areas used for potable water.
FISH AND WILDLIFE HABITAT CONSERVATION AREA’S (FWHCA’s)
CRITICAL AQUIFER RECHARGE AREAS (CARA’s)
GEOLOGICALLY HAZARDOUS AREAS (GHA’s)
FREQUENTLY FLOODED AREAS (FFA’s)