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By Amanda McKay and Danielle Taylor Walking through the wet grass, Danielle could hear the rushing river before she could see it. As Whatcom Land Trust’s Stewardship Assistant, Danielle works to monitor Land Trust protected properties throughout Whatcom County, and on this cool, damp day she happened to find herself along the North Fork of …

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Partnering with the Backcountry Horsemen of Whatcom County On a beautiful day in mid-July, four Whatcom Land Trust staff members mounted three horses and one mule to join members of the Backcountry Horsemen of Whatcom County (BCHW) on a trail ride. As we rode through the mixed landscapes of northern Whatcom County, we talked about …

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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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Fostering Future Generations of Stewards Nestled along a bumpy dirt dead-end road, the entrance sandwiched between two houses, is one of Whatcom Land Trust’s smallest properties. However, while it may be just 5.5 acres of land along Kendall Creek, the Harrison property’s impact is anything but small. From the habitat it provides for native fish, …

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Whatcom Land Trust relies on the wonderful community in Whatcom County to help us achieve our goals of preserving and protecting wildlife habitat, open spaces, and working farms and forests in the county. Business partners play a critical role in achieving our Mission. We are Stronger together when we work together. By partnering with the …

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Whatcom Land Trust’s Kelsey property is located in Ferndale just to the northeast of Lake Terrell. Kelsey is the second property ever to be donated to the Whatcom Land Trust. The parcel of land was originally a farmstead until it was purchased by Ruth Kelsey in 1968. Ruth was an art teacher and used the …

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Located in Kendall, Washington is Whatcom Land Trust’s Harrison Reserve, 5.5 acres along Kendall Creek of exceptional habitat for native fish, birds and other wildlife species. While this may not be a large piece of property, the positive impact it is having on both native species and the community has been huge. The Harrison Reserve …

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The word “volunteerism” inspires a different image for everyone. For me, volunteering is a form of voting. Just like you vote for a candidate with your ballot, and vote on products with your dollar, you vote on your values not only with your dollars, but also with your volunteerism. I like to volunteer or “vote” …

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