Salmon and Trout
- StreamNet – Data and maps in support of the region’s Fish and Wildlife Program and other efforts to manage and restore the region’s aquatic resources.
- Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife – Information about Salmon habitat
- How to Identify Salmon/Steelhead
- Your Impact on Salmon/Fish – A Self-Assessment- How do your personal actions, at home, at work or anywhere in your community, affect salmon and your quality of life? This assessment is provided by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
- SalmonScape – Interactive mapping application from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife includes salmon distribution, status, and habitats.
- Endangered Species Act Salmon Recovery Planning – Information on the Endangered Species Act listing of salmon and the salmon recovery planning strategy of NOAA Fisheries.
- Puget Sound Partnership– In July 2007, the Puget Sound Partnership began work. The new state agency replaces the Puget Sound Action Team and the Shared Strategy for Puget Sound
- Shared Strategy for Puget Sound – A collaborative effort to coordinate salmon recovery efforts around Puget Sound.
- Puget Sound Recovery Plan
- Nooksack Watershed Salmon Recovery
- WRIA 1 Management Project – The City of Bellingham is a partner in the WRIA 1 Watershed Management Project which is developing plans for allocating water, protecting water quality, and restoring fish habitat throughout the WRIA (Water Resource Inventory Area).
- Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association – A community–based nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring sustainable wild salmon runs in Whatcom County.
- Puget Sound Shoreline Stewardship Guidebook(PDF) – This guidebook is for you if live on or own beachfront property on Puget Sound and are you wondering how to protect your property while preserving its beauty and ecological value.
- Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Priority Habitat and Species
Endangered Species Act
- NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources App – This app quickly and easily displays the locations of marine and anadromous species and their habitats protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
- Bull Trout Homepage – Information on the status of the bull trout and links to listing documents
- Washington Natural Heritage Program
Native Plants and Invasive Species
- Landscaping for Wildlife – Ways and resources to make your yard wildlife friendly including certifying your yard, school or business landscape as a wildlife habitat.
- Park Volunteer Program – Ways to volunteer, environmental restoration work party schedule, and park stewards.
- Whatcom Conservation District – Provides technical assistance and conservation education to foster healthy relationships between the environment and people.
- Backyard Habitat – Information from the national Wildlife Federation on gardening to benefit native wildlife
- Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board – Information on identification and control of invasive non-native plant species
- Northwest Native Plant Guide
- Washington Native Plant Society
- Washington Department of Ecology – Information on Ecology’s Water Quality program
- Clean Water Act 303(d) List – Washington State’s Water Quality Assessment lists the water quality status for a particular location in one of 5 categories recommended by EPA. Links to TMDLs including Whatcom Creek and lake Whatcom
- Environmental Protection Agency water quality monitoring – Our nation’s waters are monitored by state, federal, and local agencies, universities, dischargers, and volunteers. Water quality data are used to characterize waters, identify trends over time, identify emerging problems, determine whether pollution control programs are working, help direct pollution control efforts to where they are most needed, and respond to emergencies such as floods and spills.