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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 […]

Arco Blue Heron Nesting Colony

180 acres, established Great Blue Heron rookery Location: Birch Bay When development threatened the Birch Bay Great Blue heron colony, WLT brought together a powerful partnership to protect the nesting site of these majestic birds. Whatcom County, British Petroleum and the State Department of Ecology joined WLT to make sure that the herons continue to have […]

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 […]

Clark’s Point

78 acres, marine shoreline, tidepools, sculpted sandstone, iconic scenic feature Location: Chuckanut Bay “A priceless gift from Doug Clark and his family” is how this easement is described by a Whatcom Land Trust board member. Clark’s Point is a spectacularly beautiful peninsula jutting into Chuckanut Bay and visible from Chuckanut Drive. For boaters, its wind-sculpted […]

Point Whitehorn Marine Reserve

54 Acres, mature forest, forested wetlands, marine shoreline, access to two+ miles of public beach Location: Strait of Georgia Georgia Strait shoreline: intertidal creatures, shorebirds, seal pups. Just off shore: loons, cormorants, gulls, grebes, porpoises, sea lions, kelp forests. The San Juan Islands frame the view. To the southeast, an industrial pier. To the northwest, […]

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 […]