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During the past six months Whatcom Land Trust has shared its vision for Whatcom County in stories and interviews highlighting our work across seven geographical focus areas. Lake Whatcom Watershed  In June, Whatcom Land Trust featured the Lake Whatcom Watershed as the first e-newsletter story of a seven-part series highlighting the seven priority zones of Whatcom Land …

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Farms and Fish: Balancing the bounty of our lands and waters At this time of year when we reflect on all we have to be thankful for and look for ways to give back, the Nature of Whatcom County tops our ‘gratitude list’. Take salmon and family farms, for example. Almost anyone living in Whatcom …

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Continuing the Legacy In Whatcom Land Trust’s September newsletter, we focused on the Cascades to Chuckanuts (C2C) corridor, the last relatively undeveloped corridor connecting the foothills of the Cascade Mountains to the shores of the Puget Sound. This roughly 350,000-acre corridor has been the focus of many high profile projects including 2,260-acre Canyon Lake Community …

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Salmon, Old Growth and Eagles: The Iconic Landscape of Whatcom County Flowing through steep ravines graced with some of the last old growth in Whatcom County, the basins of the North and Middle Forks of the Nooksack River represent the iconic Pacific Northwest landscape. With the North Fork being the northernmost river in the State …

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Shorelines of Whatcom County From the tidal mudflats of Drayton Harbor in Blaine to the rocky coves at Larrabee State Park, the more than 130 miles of marine shorelines located within Whatcom County make up some of the most beautiful and beloved areas around. Shorelines provide essential ecosystem services which benefit not only people, but …

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The Lake Whatcom Watershed To anyone visiting Lake Whatcom for the first time, it may seem purely a recreational piece of natural beauty. What people may not know is that Lake Whatcom provides drinking water to more than 95,000 residents including the entire City of Bellingham. The lake holds around 250 billion gallons of water …

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