grassroots organizing and advocacy we work to protect our
open spaces, farms, forests, and natural heritage, and to
support compact, "walkable" neighborhoods in our towns.
In 1993, Skagit County
residents founded FOSC to promote local compliance with
the state’s Growth Management Act (GMA). GMA directs counties and cities
to protect rural and agricultural lands and “critical
areas” such as creeks and wetlands. GMA also requires
that urban services keep up with growth, and encourages
revitalization of urban areas instead of unplanned
“sprawl” development in rural areas.
actively participates in Superior Court Cases and Western
Washington Growth Management Hearings Board cases.
of Skagit County (FOSC) is a local non-profit organization
working for the benefit of the Skagit community to manage
growth and stop sprawl. Through grassroots organizing and
advocacy we work to protect our open spaces, farms,
forests, and natural heritage, and to support compact,
“walkable” neighborhoods in our towns.
Washington Legislature passed The Growth Management Act in
1990 to provide for growth and development, while
maintaining the state’s quality of life. Read more...