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 […]

Canyon Lake Old Growth Community Forest

2,260 acres, ancient forests, Canyon Lake, fossils, varied habitat Location: Canyon Lake Road, Deming This park protects one of the oldest stands of native forest in the Pacific Northwest. Some of these trees have escaped fire and other natural disturbances to survive 1000 years. In 1993, the Whatcom Land Trust identified the Canyon Lake property as a […]

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 […]