Habitat Conservation Areas (HCA), (also referred as Fish and Wildlife Habitat Conservation Areas FWHCA), are one of the 5 types of critical areas that are protected under the Critical Area Ordinance mandated by the Growth Management Act. Continue reading
If only our own port commissioners cared about Cherry Point herring as much as the new port commissioner in Seattle. Thanks, Fred. Continue reading
Another issue on my agenda, and apparently mine alone, is cattle fences around streams and creeks.
Sounds like a good idea, right? Cows degrade water and if we keep cows out of our waters, it will help water quality. Except for one small problem. Continue reading
A trip today to the county park at Semiahmoo was not uplifting.
First, I saw heavy construction occurring in the middle of the spit right in the prime of the winter bird season. See that water in the first photo.. Drayton Harbor… it should be full of sea birds and waterfowl. I am not sure if this was planned, but it did not look like a sudden storm event that required emergency repairs. Continue reading
This comment on the County Comprehensive Plan Update regarding the land use vision, submitted by Wendy Harris, makes some excellent points. Continue reading
Are Trail Users Conservation Minded?
If they are it does not show. Here is the annual agenda for the Washington State Trails Coalition meeting in Lacey later this year. Continue reading