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Continuing a Legacy of Conservation at Nautilus Tree Farm The purpose of placing land in trust is to ensure that it will be protected across many generations, in perpetuity. Some of the  land protected by the Whatcom Land Trust is held in private ownership but protected by conservation easements–legal agreements that limit land use and …

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Whatcom Land Trust’s community partnership with Explorations Academy It’s a stormy December day at Whatcom Land Trust’s California Creek property. Fifteen middle and high school aged students, clad in rain gear, are planting saplings across an open field. Sounds of shovels are interspersed with laughter and shouts of “I’m the best blue-tuber!”. Wait- they said …

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Honoring Alice Litton: The Legacy of a Bright Spirit Who Loved Conservation Alice Litton, who passed away in July of this year, was deeply committed to community and was always encouraging those around her to get outdoors.  Alice loved hiking, birding and cross country skiing. Friends recall going birding with Alice every Friday. She was …

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A Day in the Life: Roz Spitzer, Volunteer Land Steward Roz Spitzer has been a Volunteer Land Steward (VLS) at Whatcom Land Trust’s Fenton Nature Reserve  for the last four years. Volunteers like Roz are the reason Whatcom Land Trust is able to protect and care for more than 6,000 acres of land we own …

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Caring for Land Forever An interview with Whatcom Land Trust Stewardship Director Jenn Mackey Jenn Mackey sits down with her laptop, her six-month-old daughter Maizee, a (now cold) mug of tea, and a look of determination. This is the status quo for Whatcom Land Trust’s Stewardship Director, who leads a coalition of staff and dedicated …

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The importance of habitat restoration in rebuilding salmon and orca populations 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 in 2005. Since then, there has been an immense …

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Low Flow, High Heat & Habitat An Interview with Tom Chance, Manager of the Lummi Nation Salmon Enhancement Program By Claire Johnston, Whatcom Land Trust Communications Director Last week, Whatcom Land Trust received a call from the Lummi Nation’s Salmon Enhancement Program Manager, Tom Chance. He was calling to share that Lummi Nation is preparing …

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“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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