In 1971 Washington voters approved the Shoreline Management Act (SMA) as an alternative to a citizen's initiative entitled the Shoreline Protection Act. Forty years later, local governments are updating their shoreline master programs to comply with the first comprehensive shoreline guidelines since the SMA was enacted. These updates will revisit and resolve regulatory and non-regulatory issues related to the development, management, and protection of the State's major freshwater and saltwater shorelines. These issues are important to the state's environment and economy and to a variety of stakeholder interests including shoreline property owners, local governments, tribes, and to environmental groups. Attend this workshop to hear from leading experts regarding the update process, regulatory requirements, and major policy issues. Learn how to navigate the challenges of this complex yet critically important area of the law.