Spring Event was a Big Success

Our Spring Event 2017: Stories from the Great Outdoors.


BELLINGHAM, Washington (September 30, 2015) – Whatcom Land Trust (WLT) announced today that long-time Bellingham resident Rich Bowers will step into the Executive Director position effective October 1st, 2015 as part of the organization’s ongoing efforts to build on its more than 30 years of local conservation. Bowers will be taking over from Craig Lee, […]

Whatcom Land Trust welcomes its new Conservation Director, Gabe Epperson

Whatcom Land Trust is pleased to announce the recent hiring of its new Conservation Director, Gabe Epperson. Gabe takes over the position from Eric Carabba, who will transition to Stewardship Director after serving for several years as Director of Lands. Gabe, his wife, Lis, and their young children, Jane and Peter, moved to Bellingham from Salt Lake City, Utah, where […]

Whatcom Land Trust partners with Beers Made By Walking for summer hikes with Bellingham brewers

  Beers Made By Walking, a program that invites brewers go on nature hikes and craft a unique beer inspired by the flora and fauna seen on the trail, is partnering with Whatcom Land Trust in summer 2015 for a series of public hikes with brewers and community members. For its inaugural season in Bellingham, […]

The Stimpson legacy of community conservation

By Rand Jack, Whatcom Land Trust Board Member THIS FEBRUARY, four of the Stimpson siblings made yet another important addition to the extraordinary Stimpson Family Nature Reserve —20 acres with 100-year-old fir and cedar trees adjoining the reserve and traversed by Beaver Creek. Thank you for your foresight and generosity Catharine Stimpson, Mary Rivkin, Caroline Macdonald and John Stimpson. No […]

Stimpson Family Nature Reserve: The story that cannot be stopped

By Rob Rich, Naturalist THE DAY BEGAN with gray, deceptively ordinary Bellingham skies. But eight miles away, the parking lot bustled at the Stimpson Family Nature Reserve. Something was happening. People clustered, chatting like crows. Hidden in the breezing alders, yellowthroats joined with songs of wichity-wichity-which. A man drove by on Lake Louise Road and craned his head with curious eyes: what’s […]

Business sponsor spotlight: Ken Hertz of Blossom Management

By Virginia Cleaveland, Whatcom Land Trust KEN AND KATHY HERTZ support Whatcom Land Trust through Blossom Management because they understand that conservation is good for local business. As former Bellingham mayor and Whatcom County’s first parks director, Ken knows firsthand that people move to Whatcom County for the quality of life they can experience here. From a business owner’s perspective, the parks, […]

“What’s the Point?” low-tide walk at Point Whitehorn Marine Reserve

The community is invited to join Whatcom Land Trust and the Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve Citizen Stewardship Committee for an event titled “What’s the Point?” from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, at Point Whitehorn Marine Reserve. A negative tide will allow for intertidal zone exploration in an extraordinary stretch of shoreline teeming […]

“Celebrate 15 years of Stimpson” at upcoming community event

  The community is invited to join Whatcom Land Trust, Whatcom County Parks and Recreation, Rotary Club of Bellingham and Department of Natural Resources in an event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, at Stimpson Family Nature Reserve as we “Celebrate 15 years of Stimpson” and explore the history of the […]

Spring Gallery: Laurie Potter’s Landscapes

Whatcom Land Trust is hosting a gallery of paintings by Laurie Potter through mid-June at our office, 412 N. Commercial St. in Bellingham. The show kicked off April 3 during Bellingham Art Walk with a reception highlighting Laurie’s piece “Ladies of the Lake,” purchased by Bellingham Group Art Purchase and graciously donated to the Whatcom Land Trust. The piece depicts […]