The Samish Crest Logging Application; SEPA Review (Comments Due 10.19.16) / Facebook post, Whatcom Hawk, Wendy Harris

 

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Click the graphic to access City of Bellingham Current Planning Notices, where this notice and accompanying documents are about halfway down on the webpage at the date of this post.

 

6:00am  October 17, 2016  Wendy Harris

The Samish Crest Logging Application; SEPA Review
(Comments Due 10.19.16)

Need another reason to be concerned about an attempt to log 30% of this undeveloped habitat corridor in advance of eventual multi-million dollar homes?

How about this? Old Growth Forest. Continue reading

The CAO Presentation To County Council / Facebook post, Whatcom Hawk, Wendy Harris

 

 

Yesterday at 3:17am  September 21, 2016  Wendy Harris

At the staff presentation to the county council on the Critical Area Ordinance, staff provided their goals and proposed changes (why are they making changes now?) without explaining how the CAO worked or how the new proposals fit into the CAO requirements. They skipped any mention of the Critical Aquifer Recharge Areas, and only mentioned farm plans with regard to an suggestion for an annual report. I felt this left the council and public uninformed. Continue reading

What’s Riddled With More Holes Than Cheese? / Facebook post, Whatcom Hawk, Wendy Harris

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Excerpt from Whatcom County, WWC 16.16 Critical Areas Regulations, Draft Adopted by Whatcom County Planning Commission 06-09-2016.  Click on graphic to access document.

June 13 at 5:38am  June 13, 2016  Wendy Harris

What’s Riddled With More Holes Than Cheese?

All the exemptions, exceptions, conditional and allowed activities inside critical area habitat conservation areas (The CAO [Critical Areas Ordinance]).

You may not realize all the activities that are allowed when we are protecting biodiversity because they are found in two locations, the specific Article provisions for that type of critical area, and in Article 2, which applies generally to all critical areas. Continue reading

Greenways may reverse heron colony buffer purchase this evening / NorthwestCitizen, John Servais

Agenda for June 2 Greenways Advisory Committee

 

Thu, Jun 02, 2016, 3:00 pm  John Servais

This evening, Tuesday, June 2, at 7 pm, the Greenways Advisory Committee will meet at the Bellingham Municipal Court Building.  On the agenda is basically one item – an executive session and followup public vote on a land acquistion issue.  Continue reading

We need to protect our Great Blue Heron colony / NorthwestCitizen, John Servais

A Great Blue Heron on its way back to the colony in south Bellingham. It is building or improving its nest in preparation for laying eggs in early spring. Our thanks to Alan Fritzberg for use of his photos.

 

Tue, May 31, 2016, 9:51 pm  John Servais

The Greenways Advisory Committee voted unanimously in early May to provide partial funding from their available free funds to purchase the platted but unbuilt house sites bordering the Great Blue Heron colony in south Bellingham.

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