Critical Area Ordinance Maps

Background, descriptions, and a copy of the Critical Areas Ordinance (CAO) can be found on the CAO and shorelines section.

The information depicted on these maps is intended to be used with Title 16, Chapter 16.16; the Whatcom County Critical Areas Ordinance, effective September 30, 2005.


Use of Whatcom County's geographic information system (GIS) data implies the user's agreement with the following statement.

Whatcom County disclaims any warranty of merchantability or warranty of fitness of this map for any particular purpose, either express or implied. No representation or warranty is made concerning the accuracy, currency, completeness or quality of data depicted on this map. Any user of this map assumes all responsibility for use thereof, and further agrees to hold Whatcom County harmless from and against any damage, loss, or liability arising from any use of this map.