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Native American Heritage


Whatcom Land Trust would like to acknowledge that we reside on the traditional homelands of the Lummi Nation, Nooksack Tribe, Semiahmoo First Nation and Coast Salish Peoples, who have lived on these lands since time immemorial. We would like to express our deep respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors and their enduring care and protection of our shared land.

Climate Resiliency


Did you know that our forests here in the PNW can sequester more carbon than tropical rainforests? By doing so, they are creating a natural carbon sink which offsets carbon emissions.

By permanently protecting many of these forests, Whatcom Land Trust is working diligently to increase our climate resiliency in Whatcom County. In partnership with local governments, tribal leaders, businesses, and individuals, we are all working towards a local solution to the global issue of climate change. Click here for our latest newsletter focused on climate resilience in Whatcom County!

Help us increase our climate resiliency in Whatcom County!


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Our Resilient Food Systems


Here at Whatcom Land Trust supporting small local farmers is of the utmost importance. Agriculture and farming is a crucial thread of the Whatcom County community, and especially now during these uncertain times access to fresh healthy food is more important than ever. From leases to easements Whatcom Land Trust is committed to protecting and supporting farms in Whatcom County. Click here  to learn more about our partnership with Alluvial Farms.

Help us protect local agriculture for future generations!


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In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Whatcom Land Trust office will be closed to the general public until it is safe to reopen. The health and safety of our volunteers, members, supporters, staff and partners is paramount, as is the public health of our communities, particularly those most vulnerable. Please check our contact page for emails.  

The safety of our volunteers and community remain our highest priority. We also understand people want to get outside and help us on the land. We are limiting each work party to 6 people, including staff, so an RSVP will be required prior to each work party. All volunteers are required to have a face covering on them at all times, though it is not required to be worn while working outside if well over 6 feet away from others. If you have any symptoms of illness or think you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the last 2-3 weeks, you MUST stay home even if you have already RSVP’d.
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Stay well, enjoy the outdoors and know that you are ALL connected to each other as members of the Land Trust family.

Whatcom Land Trust preserves and protects wildlife habitat, scenic, agricultural and open space lands in Whatcom County for future generations by securing interests in land and promoting land stewardship.

“If we save salmon we have done our job, everyone gets value from that.” 

Darrel and Tony Hillaire, Lummi Nation