Through these stories and testimonials, Whatcom Land Trust’s commitment to sound science and strong relationships helped us evaluate and prioritize the rich and interconnected conservation values of Skookum Creek. These experts have helped us project how Skookum Creek will improve over time with Whatcom Land Trust’s acquisition and protection.
Stories and Testimonials
Saving salmon is a race against time. Saving Skookum Creek will take all of us working together to increase the number of wild salmon coming back to the river system.
Bill Finkbonner Former Manager, Skookum Creek Hatchery
Permanent protection to those areas that provide cold water to the river system is going to have a big impact to the long term health of the South Fork Nooksack watershed.
Jen O’Neal, Fish Biologist, Natural Systems Design
Mitigating the effects of a warming climate on stream temperatures in the South Fork Nooksack will require the protection of the shade produced by healthy riparian corridors.
Bob Mitchell, WWU Geology Professor
When you protect forests first and keep wild communities connected, everything else follows – healthy salmon, productive farmland, water for people, farms and business.
Nick Sky, Educator Ancient Tree Specialist
Skookum has long-range potential and fits nicely into the Back Country Horsemen’s vision for shared recreation opportunities in Whatcom County.
Mike McGlenn, Whatcom Chapter Back Country Horsemen