North Fork Eagle Reserve

63 acres, salmon spawning, Bald eagles, eagle roost Location: North Fork Nooksack River North Fork Eagle is a dynamic preserve that has been built on a 42-acre parcel acquired by WLT in 1999. Just upstream of the confluence of the North and Middle Forks of the Nooksack River, chum salmon spawn and die here. This […]

Lily Point Marine Reserve

90/130 acres, marine shoreline, forested trails, intertidal species, mudflats, historic features Location: Point Roberts, Boundary Bay Lily Point is an extraordinary 90-acre marine shoreline property with 40 acres of tidelands at the southeast corner of Point Roberts. Boundary Bay borders the property on one side and the Strait of Georgia on the other. In 2007, Lily […]

Nesset Farm

106 acres, Nesset Creek, Coho salmon, Nooksack elk herd migration route, future county park Location: Saxon Road A pioneer farmstead with a 100-year-old forest is the legacy of Grantors Tom and Ingeborg Nesset, children of Norwegian immigrants Lars and Anna Nesset, who came to the farm in 1905. Ingeborg was born on the farm in […]

Stimpson Family Nature Reserve

350 Acres, 4+ miles of trail, mature forest, beaver pond, forest wetlands, Lake Whatcom watershed Location: Lake Louise Road On October 11, 2003 three generations of Stimpsons gathered to help dedicate the Stimpson Family Nature Reserve, a timeless public treasure made possible by the Stimpson family. In the fall of 2000, seven Stimpson siblings donated 116 beautiful […]

Our Work In The Lake Whatcom Watershed

Whatcom Land Trust’s  first  involvement in the Lake Whatcom Watershed came in 1990 with a conservation easement donated in memory of  Earl and Pearl Hegg.  Today, WLT is responsible for stewarding 1476 acres in the watershed including Stimpson Family Nature Reserve, Lookout Mountain Preserve and Ladies of the Lake.  Protection of those sites involved the cooperation of […]