The Mission of the Whatcom Land Trust is to preserve and protect wildlife habitat, scenic, agricultural and open space lands in Whatcom County for … [Continue Reading]

Ways to Give

Your ongoing financial support allows Whatcom Land Trust to connect our community to the forests, parks, agricultural lands, rivers, and marine … [Continue Reading]

Twin Sisters and Whatcom County Farmland


Q: What is Whatcom Land Trust? A: Whatcom Land Trust is a nonprofit organization. We work with local landowners to help protect the natural values … [Continue Reading]


Whatcom Land Trust is dependent on community support to carry out our mission. Many of our volunteer opportunities involve restoration work and … [Continue Reading]

About Us

Whatcom County enjoys a wondrous, bountiful and varied landscape, matched by few in America. Rich soils, deep forests and abundant water underlie the … [Continue Reading]


Join Whatcom Land Trust as we thank the community and our partners in celebration of the returning salmon and for preserving the nature of Whatcom County. Experience the natural wonders of the Trust’s 110-acre Maple Creek Reach property with family and friends. Naturalists, staff, and land stewards will be on hand to guide your visit and share how your gifts are making a positive impact on the restoration of the land, water and wildlife and species who call Maple Creek Reach home. Space is limited! Event details and reserve tickets here. 



For immediate release July 11, 2017

On June 30th, 2017 the Whatcom Land Trust, working with a number of partners, announced the purchase of 11.5 acres of the California Creek Estuary, located in the Drayton Harbor Watershed. According to Whatcom Land Trust Conservation Director Gabe Epperson, “The California Creek Estuary property is a critical link in protection of bird and salmon species in northern Washington. This property includes the mouth of the estuary and thus is a vital link to Drayton Harbor and the protection of its tidelands and vulnerable wetlands ecosystems.” Read More

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Whatcom Land Trust conserves the special places of Whatcom County: park lands, fish & wildlife habitat, and farm lands.  




E-newsletter: Want to stay up to date on our latest conservation projects and events? Sign up for our events e-newsletter.

Events page: Information about upcoming events, from family-friendly outings at county parks to our seasonal art walks.

Stewardship page: Sign up for a work party! Help us enhance and restore fish and wildlife habitat throughout Whatcom County.

Volunteer page: There are lots of ways to get involved, from wildlife surveys to event support and administrative tasks around the office.