The concept of backyard wildlife habitat dovetails with the City of Sammamish vision statement, excerpted below:
From the proposed comp plan, page 11:
The city of Sammamish has prioritized sustainability and health as an overriding goal for the Comprehensive Plan.
- HS.1 Create and protect healthy habitat
- HS.2 Maintain a diverse ecosystem supporting a variety of wildlife
- HS.3 Maintain Sammamish’s forested character
- HS.5 Conserve water and protect water quality
- HS.8 Foster healthy neighborhoods and promote a citywide culture of environmental and human health.
From page 14:
The plan incorporates a systems approach to planning and decision-making that addresses protection of the natural environment. The plan commits to maintaining and restoring ecosystems, through steps to conserve key habitats, maintain and protect surface and groundwater resources . . .