As Fishtrap Creek dries up, north Whatcom farmer points to solutions needed for climate change impacts

Some farmers unable to irrigate, want to move any remaining water use off of streams to protect fish and help crops as increasingly dry summers choke stream flow; but antiquated rules stand in the way   (LYNDEN, Wash.) - Terry Lenssen doesn’t want to use the Fishtrap Creek ...

Bellingham mayor speaks on adjudication

Just a few months into Bellingham Mayor Seth Fleetwood’s tenure as mayor, he was notified the Nooksack River basin was being considered for adjudication by the Washington State Department of Ecology. The adjudication process takes years -- sometimes decades, not to mention the financial burden it causes, Fleetwood mentioned. ...

42nd District candidates respond to Dairy Federation questions

Whatcom Family Farmers does not endorse candidates, but believes voters should be informed. The Washington State Dairy Federation collected responses from candidates for the 42nd District. Here are the unedited responses: Water Rights, Adjudication, & Supply Background: Whatcom County has a diverse and very productive agricultural segment that feeds into ...

EPA’s fraudulent nitrate study

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2020-11-16T23:06:16+00:00Key Issues|

Protecting Farmworkers

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2020-04-24T15:05:53+00:00Key Issues|

Salmon Recovery

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2020-04-24T15:07:04+00:00Key Issues|
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