Whatcom County has developed a pilot project to allow single-family homeowners to complete their own mitigation plans. This Do it Yourself (DIY) Single Family Residential mitigation packet is for projects impacting 1,000 square feet or less of critical area buffers. Included in the packet are all the required paper work for a successful mitigation project: a simplified mitigation worksheet that determines the amount of plants required, a bond quantity calculator, measurable goals to ensure project success, and sample planting plans to help design the landscaping. Whatcom County PDS is committed to reduce project review time, provide opportunities to help our customers and lower the cost of the permitting process. For more information, please contact Ryan Ericson, PDS Natural Resources Supervisor, at (360) 778-5937.