The Dutch Harbor Preserve, located on
the south side of Lake Whatcom, is nestled
between Strawberry Point, Stimpson Reserve, Lake Whatcom Boulevard and
Sudden Valley. Five adjacent land purchases comprise the 67-acre
Several large hills support an impressive stand of mature Northwest
forest, complete with towering Douglas firs, gnarly old cedars and sugar
maples draped in mosses and ferns.
A year-round stream traverses the lowest hill and runs along Dutch Harbor
active osprey nest sits in an immense snag at the top of the hill
in a recently reforested 10 acres. From this site it is possible to view
several lowland ponds, and Strawberry Point.
Near the nest is also the Preserve's southerly property line, which abuts
the 340-acre Stimpson Reserve. The resulting union of both areas covers a
significant amount of the hillside, offering continuous protection of
the region's natural habitat.
- 67 acres; 30 units removed from development