Earlier this week, Charles shared this post with us. The Cow Palace case indicated that farmers could be liable under federal law for discarding manure, which was ruled a solid waste. Continue reading
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
The County Misleads Public And PC On Critical Aquifer Recharge Areas
(and may impact in stream flows that have implications for the Nooksack)
The planning department asserts that it is having the PC review the “easy” stuff on Thursday, which is rather misleading. Continue reading
Mon, Jan 11, 2016, 11:18 pm John Servais
We went up the Nooksack River a week ago to the Welcome bridge over the North Fork to look for eagles. We found plenty – maybe 20 or more.
A survey of 250 oil train bridges across America found that almost half showed signs of considerable deterioration, including missing or crumbling concrete, partially washed-away footings, rotted pilings and badly corroded steel beams, according to a report released this week.[…] Continue reading
Sunday, October 18, 2015 Dan McShane
A large landslide involving bedrock of the Chuckanut Formation has left a disconcerting set of deposits on the Nooksack River Valley floor near the confluence of the South Fork Nooksack and the main stem of the river. Continue reading
With August arrives the earliest and most vulnerable of the Cascadia salmonids. Chinook require abundant cold, clean water to spawn, and the challenged species is returning to find the Nooksack River historically low, warm and cloudy with glacial milk.[…] Continue reading
Thursday, July 30, 2015 Jean Melious
I’ve been out of town for most of July. From afar, I see that low water levels and high temperatures are killing off fish in the Columbia River, the Snake River in Idaho, and some rivers in Oregon. Continue reading