Help plan Baker to Bellingham recreation
   

whatcom recreation
 
Based on local community input and with the help of our citizen-based recreation planning committee, DNR is developing a plan to guide hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding on DNR-managed working forests across the Whatcom County area for the next 10 to 15 years. To view a map of the recreation planning area, click here


Planning area for the Baker to Bellingham
Recreation Plan. Click here for enlarged map.

Where we are in the planning process: DNR has been preparing the draft recreation plan.  It will be available to the public on July 27, 2018.  The DNR SEPA Center will release the Draft Baker to Bellingham Non-Motorized Recreation Plan and the SEPA assessment of the draft plan at that time.  It will be available for review on the SEPA Center’s webpage.
 

Recreation Plan Concept Map 

Concept Map July 2018
This is the final concept map in the Draft Baker to Bellingham Non-Motorized Recreation Plan. All previous concepts are out of date.  The concept map is provided to the public for those who want to view it independently of the draft recreation plan.
 
The Draft Baker to Bellingham Non-Motorized Recreation Plan is available on DNR’s SEPA Center’s webpage.
 
Draft Concept Plans
These draft concept maps are planning tools that the agency refined through a multi-step stakeholder process, incorporating committee and public comments.
The Concept Map – July 2018 is the current map.
 
Land suitability maps
Tri-composite suitability map (Updated as of March 19)
Review public comments 
To view all the public comments we've received via email, handwritten entries and letters visit the links below. For public comments received at committee meetings, reference the meeting dates and documents below. 

View email comments: 

See survey results 
Thanks to more than 1,300 of you who responded to our Baker to Bellingham recreation planning survey. For a summary of what we heard click here. View survey comments here
Share your feedback
To share your thoughts with us, send us an email. To hear more about the project, sign up to receive updates on this project through our Baker to Bellingham E-news and connect with us on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

The Baker to Bellingham Recreation Planning Committee

The Baker to Bellingham Recreation Planning Committee makes recommendations to the Washington State Departments of Natural Resources (DNR) to guide the development of the future Baker to Bellingham Recreation Plan. The committee represents the interests of governments, communities, partners, and stakeholder groups reflecting the priorities of the broad cross-section of Washingtonians who cherish recreation on state lands in Whatcom County. Recreation planning committee meetings are currently held at the Mount Baker Senior High Library and are open to all members of the public. 
 
Charter
View the committee charter (updated April 16, 2018). 

2018 MEETINGS

 

August 1, 2018 - Community Meeting in Bellingham

Meeting Materials

 

July 31, 2018 - Community Meeting in Maple Falls

Meeting Materials

 

June 12, 2018

Meeting Materials

View a summary of  written comments 

 
Note: This is the committee's final meeting as part of this planning process. 

May 8, 2018

Meeting Materials

View a summary of spoken and written comments

 

April 10, 2018

Meeting Materials

View a summary of spoken and written comments 

 
 

February 21, 2018 - Community Meeting

Meeting Materials

 

February 20, 2018 - Community Meeting

Meeting Materials

 

February 13, 2018

Meeting Materials

View a summary of spoken and written comments 

January 9, 2018 

Meeting Materials

View a summary of spoken and written comments 

 

2017 MEETINGS

 

October 10, 2017

Meeting Materials

 

September 19, 2017

Meeting Materials 

 
 

May 9, 2017

Meeting Materials

 

April 11, 2017

Meeting Materials

 

Feb. 21, 2017

Meeting Materials 

 
 
 
 

June 14, 2016

Meeting Materials

 

May 10, 2016

Meeting Materials

 

April 12, 2016

Meeting Materials

 

March 8, 2016

Meeting Materials

 

Jan. 19 and 20, 2016