Green and productive lands—they might just be the most important concern to people who live in Whatcom County: The farms, the forests, the lakes and mountains. When family and friends come to visit, these are the sights visitors long to see. They’re our bragging rights.
A natural tension exists in these natural lands, though, between keeping them pristine and keeping them in use as commercially productive areas.
Whatcom County Council continues its update of the county’s Comprehensive Plan, and they’re taking up this important topic next week—the portion of the plan that concerns resource lands. The plan will help guide county policies for these lands for the next 20 years. And Council not only wants your opinion on these policies, but they also need it—public participation is required for Comp Plan updates under the state’s Growth Management Act. […]