Bellingham Bay Demonstration Pilot
Habitat Action Team

Click on photo for larger view. One of the fundamental elements of the Bellingham Bay Demonstration Pilot Project is habitat restoration and protection. The Habitat Action Team was formed in 1996 to help implement this component of the Pilot. The Habitat Action Team is made up of representatives from the Department of Ecology, Port of Bellingham, City of Bellingham, Whatcom County, EPA, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Department of Natural Resources, Puget Sound Action Team, Lummi Nation, Nooksack Tribe, with additional local participation by RE Sources.

In 1998, the Habitat Action Team developed a Habitat Restoration Documentation Report that examined historic conditions in Bellingham Bay and identified potential habitat restoration and protection opportunities.

Restoration Planning

Because the majority of habitat loss has occurred in the inner bay, the Habitat Action Team has focused its restoration planning activities on this area. The action team selected habitat opportunities using a baywide ecosystem approach with an emphasis on the following: Historic Conditions in Bellingham Bay

Habitat Glossary


map showing site location as Clark County, WA SITE INFORMATION

Bellingham,  Whatcom County

Lucy McInerney