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Natural Resources

Whatcom County possesses abundant natural resources including a marine coastline, numerous rivers and streams, productive forests and agricultural lands, diverse flora and fauna, and clean air.

Our natural resources and the quality of our environment greatly contribute to the economy and quality of life in our County.

The goal of Extension’s natural resource programs is to enhance and protect these resources through science-based management and informed environmental stewardship.



Water Currents is a publication of WSU Extension’s Water Resources Team. The biennial newsletter features Extension projects, research, field notes, and educational outreach programs, with a focus on Washington state’s water quality.
– Water Currents Newsletter

– Shore Stewards Newsletter

Cheryl Lovato Niles
Water Resources Educator
(360) 778-5812

Kevin Zobrist
Regional Extension Specialist, Forest Stewardship
600 128th St SE
Everett, WA 98208-6353
(425) 357-6017