Stewart Mountain Community Forest

Stewart Mountain Community Forest is a collaborative effort led by Whatcom Land Trust, the Nooksack Indian Tribe, Whatcom County and Evergreen Land Trust to bring 5,500 acres of forestland into local ownership so it can be managed for the benefit of the local community. The goals of the Community Forest are to (1) Enhance watershed health and improve water quality and quantity, (2) Promote an ecological forestry-based economy for living-wage jobs, (3) Increase biodiversity and enhance fish and wildlife habitat, and (4) Expand community access for cultural uses and non-motorized recreation. The Trust purchased the first 550 acres of Stewart Mountain Community Forest in October 2022.