The City of Bellingham's Natural Resources Division has completed numerous habitat restoration projects within priority watershed areas. Much of the work is done by
Washington Conservation Corps crews sponsored by the City. Typically projects focus on riparian (stream bank) and in-stream habitat enhancement.
This project eliminates fish passage barriers and reconnects the stream to its floodplain.
This project moved the stream out of an underground tunnel to improve salmon habitat.
This project will restore access to pristine habitat for ESA listed fish species.
This off-channel habitat provides a place for salmon to grow, feed, and rest.
This project created much-needed fish and wildlife habitat features within Whatcom Creek.
These projects create and improve salmonid habitat associated with Whatcom Creek.
This site is one of only seven remaining pocket estuaries in Bellingham Bay.
This new estuary will help address the need for nearshore habitat in Bellingham Bay.
This project removed a fish passage barrier and reconfigured the stream to improve habitat.
Restoration at this site improves fish passage and stabilizes stream banks.
Various projects at this site improve estuarine habitat and water quality.
This scientific study helps prioritize restoration in the Anderson Creek corridor.
Restoration at this site has improved the ability of the area to provide pocket estuary functions along Bellingham Bay.