Fish and Wildlife Habitat

The City of Bellingham has a rich variety of fish and wildlife habitats. There are over 75 miles of shoreline in Bellingham, including the marine nearshore of Bellingham Bay, lakes, and streams. The City also contains approximately 1,000 acres of wetlands and over 7,000 acres of forest. These habitats provide corridors for fish and wildlife and are the foundation for important ecosystem functions on which we all depend. Protecting and restoring these habitats helps support fish and wildlife populations and the quality of life we enjoy. The City’s Natural Resources Division of the Public Works Department manages a Restoration Program to protect and restore these habitats.

To get involved or learn more, sign up for our quarterly habitat annou​ncements. News will include volunteer opportunities, such as community work parties, and will feature updates about the City’s habitat restoration projects, fish monitoring re​sults, wildlife sightings, and more. ​​