“The First 550” of Stewart Mountain Community Forest
“The First 550” of Stewart Mountain Community Forest
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Recent Post by Kristy Lee

“The First 550” of Stewart Mountain Community Forest

“The First 550” of Stewart Mountain Community Forest Since 2014, staff and community members from the Nooksack Tribe, Whatcom Land Trust, Whatcom County, Evergreen Land Trust and South Fork Valley citizens have been collaborating to push forward the Stewart Mountain Community Forest Initiative—a community partnership with an ambitious plan key to saving salmon in the …

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Maple Creek Reach Birthday Work Party by Gabe Epperson

I’ve always been confused by the term- “work party.” It seemed like a marketing ploy to trick people into doing work without getting paid. However, since I started working with the Land Trust, I’ve participated in quite a few work parties and discovered that as a volunteer, I’ve gotten much more out of the experience …

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Vamos Outdoors Project, Trails and Conservation: What Else is Needed to Build Access and Community? By Andy Basabe, Director of Vamos Outdoors Project “Before jumping right into the article, I would like to acknowledge the people and communities that have stewarded the land in what is now referred to as Whatcom County. I am writing …

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Sustainable Farming the South Fork

There are so many reasons that Whatcom County is a special place, from its sweeping shorelines and marine estuaries, to its forested mountain sides and rivers. However, another crucial thread of the vibrant tapestry is farmland. Agriculture is one of the three dominant land uses in the County, and an integral piece of its history …

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Whatcom Land Trust Announces New Land Acquisition in the Skookum Creek Watershed

Bellingham, WA. – Whatcom Land Trust announces the purchase of an additional 1,000 acres of riparian and upland forest in a major tributary watershed of the South Fork Nooksack basin from Weyerhaeuser Corporation. This Skookum II acquisition builds upon a 1,400 acre purchase in the watershed in 2019. Now that these two properties are secured, …

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