Conservation

  December 2022

South Fork Habitat Restoration

by Whatcom Land Trust Staff Southern resident killer whales, or orcas, are emblematic of the Pacific Northwest, but sadly their population is declining at an alarming rate. Three pods of these whales were listed as endangered in the United States … Continue reading

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  December 2022

Hundred Acre Wood: New Name, New Life

by Emma Bjornsrud On a recent summer weekend, Frank James is collecting data about who uses the Chuckanut Community Forest — counting walkers and runners, and taking note of bikers and dogs on- and off-leash. “A group came by, and … Continue reading

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  Oct/Nov 2022

Elegy for the Oyster Clearcut

by Sarah Gardam Ever wonder what a Department of Natural Resources (DNR)-approved clearcut of public forestland looks like after the fact? Our Whatcom County field team got a close look at the wreckage when we walked the recently cut Oyster … Continue reading

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  May 2022

State Plans to Save Trees, Reduce Carbon

by Tyler Brown The Washington Department of Natural Resources is making strides to lead the country in reducing carbon emissions and slowing global warming by setting aside public land and selling carbon credits to generate money for schools, hospitals and … Continue reading

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  March 2022

How to Get Involved

The Whatcom Land Trust offers several ways to join its conservation work. Here is a sampling: • Work Parties – Events generally held on Land Trust properties on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon in the spring and fall • Field … Continue reading

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  March 2022

Whatcom Land Trust at a Glance

The Mission of the Whatcom Land Trust is to preserve and protect wildlife habitat, scenic, agricultural and open space lands in Whatcom County for future generations by securing interests in land and promoting land stewardship. Total Land Protected (through the … Continue reading

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  March 2022

Whatcom Land Trust: History

In March, 1983, nearly 50 people gathered in the basement of the Dutch Mothers Restaurant in downtown Lynden, Washington, an agricultural community in the heart of Whatcom County. Together, they learned about ways a land trust might preserve Whatcom County’s … Continue reading

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  January 2022

Wild Cascades’ Article Off the Mark

Editor’s Note: Conservation Northwest and RE Sources are criticized in the January 2022 Whatcom Watch article, “Forest Service Approves Nooksack Logging.” This article is a response from Conservation Northwest to that criticism. RE Sources felt the response from Conservation Northwest was … Continue reading

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  January 2022

Forest Service Approves Nooksack Logging

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the Fall 2021 issue of The Wild Cascades; published by the North Cascades Conservation Council. The council was formed in 1957, “To protect and preserve the North Cascades scenic, scientific, recreational, educational and … Continue reading

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  April 2021

State Supreme Court Will Interpret: Public Lands Held in Trust for “All the People”

by Conservation Northwest Staff Conservation Northwest, Washington Environmental Council and Olympic Forest Coalition are pleased that, on March 3, 2021, the Washington Supreme Court granted direct review in Conservation NW, et al. v. Commissioner of Public Lands et al., No.; … Continue reading

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