State Trust Lands
Lake Whatcom Landscape plan
We are working with Whatcom County to carry out a formal agreement that will result in the transfer or ‘re-conveyance’ of up to 8,000 acres of Sate Forest Transfer trust lands in the Lake Whatcom watershed. As specified in state law, the county will use any re-conveyed lands for a park.
Proposed Lake Whatcom Reconveyance
Implementing the Lake Whatcom landscape plan
Until the proposed re-conveyance occurs, with the assistance of a five member inter-jurisdictional committee, DNR foresters, engineers and scientists continue to implement the Lake Whatcom Landscape Management Plan that was finalized and approved by the Board of Natural Resources in 2004. When making decisions about activities in the Whatcom landscape, however, DNR is taking into consideration the proposed transactions.
Following are reports on DNR’s activities on the state trust lands under the plan.
Planned Activities for 2008
Pilot Project Reports to the Board of Natural Resources
(Under the State Environmental Policy Act - SEPA)