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A Watershed Approach

Stewart Mountain Community Forest initiative to boost Nooksack streamflow By Liza Kimberly On a hazy August day last summer, my field assistants and I meandered our...

Skagit Headwaters mining threat extinguished as B.C. government settle

Local tribes, businesses, conservation organizations and governments rejoice By Ian Haupt After a nearly three-year process, the B.C. government, Imperial Metals and the Skagit Environmental Endowment...

When mountains move, how can we stay safe?

Story by Liza Kimberly Snowflakes are flying, and snow enthusiasts are flocking to the hills. The season of snow sliding has arrived at Mt. Baker....

Skagit Headwaters

B.C. and Washington governments, tribes, businesses continue to oppose mining in headwaters of Skagit River Story by Ian Haupt Photos courtesy of the Wilderness Committee Those in...

Q&A: Commissioner of public lands Hilary Franz on Washington’s wildfires, new...

As commissioner of public lands, Hilary Franz oversees the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Franz developed a wildfire and forest health funding...

Among the birds

Early morning birding on Galbraith Mountain Story and photos by Ben Stalheim I hate my alarm. It’s set to my favorite song of all time, Rusted Root’s...

Summer activities: Recreation Northwest’s new nature classes

For the rest of summer Recreation Northwest has stress reduction and nature crafts classes at Woodstock Farm, a sensory walk through Fairhaven Park and...

Nooksack River adjudication is ‘likely,’ department of ecology to sort out...

By Nolan Baker A half-million-dollar budget for review and court ruling of water rights along the Nooksack River basin is likely to be approved by...

Good food in the foothills

Story by Andrew Grubb Those of us who live in the steep valleys of the North Cascades are aware of the difficulties of short days,...

Local congressman supports migratory bird protections to aid local economies

Story and photos by Tara Nelson Every year more than 350 species of migratory birds fly through northern Whatcom County bringing birding enthusiasts and visitors...