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Impacts of logging on small streams in western Whatcom County, Washington

James C. Millson

Impacts of logging on small streams in western Whatcom County, Washington

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Published by Huxley College of Environmental Studies, Western Washington State College in Bellingham, Wash .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Logging -- Washington (State) -- Whatcom County.,
  • Stream ecology -- Washington (State) -- Whatcom County.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Statementby James C. Millson.
    SeriesProblem series - Huxley College of Environmental Studies, Western Washington State College, Problem series (Huxley College of Environmental Studies)
    The Physical Object
    Pagination59 leaves :
    Number of Pages59
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13588093M


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Impacts of logging on small streams in western Whatcom County, Washington by James C. Millson Download PDF EPUB FB2

Rivers and streams (PDF) are generally characterized by surface water flow that has produced a defined channel or bed. Rivers and streams essentially function as a drainage system that transports water, sediment, and dissolved nutrients across the land’s surface toward the sea.

Whatcom County Public Works coordinates a routine water quality monitoring program at a fixed-network of approximately 90 sites around the county. Additional sampling is conducted in focus areas where elevated fecal coliform levels have been seen consistently and water quality improvement programs are being implemented.

An alluvial fan is a fan shaped deposit of sediment and organic debris that forms where a stream flows, or has flowed, out of a mountainous upland onto a level plain or valley floor. As a stream flows out of a mountainous environment, it abruptly loses capacity to transport sediment and debris resulting in an accumulation of transported materials.

Whatcom County lakes and rivers fishing access. Whatcom County has numerous fishing opportunities near Bellingham, the Nooksack River, the San Juan Islands, lakes and Bellingham there are popular trout lakes such as Padden, Toad, and Samish not to mention Lake Whatcom itself which excels in producing good numbers of smallmouth bass.

The Nooksack River in Whatcom County usually. Many Pacific Northwest streams have water temperatures that exceed thermal thresholds for salmonids.

Supporting and maintaining streams with temperatures below these thermal thresholds requires an understanding of the relationships between the main factors influencing stream temperatures.

This study examined the relative effects of two of these factors, riparian canopy cover and groundwater. Whatcom County, Washington Streams: A listing of all the Streams in Whatcom County, WA with maps, driving directions, and a local area search function.

A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. King County ($,): Strategies for Protecting & Restoring Small Streams Using B-IBI The county will work to synthesize data from the Puget Sound Stream Benthos database, develop a decision framework for restoring "fair" drainages to “good,” identify restoration sites and "excellent" drainages needing protection, develop drainage basin.

COVID UPDATE, Ap During this extraordinary time in our lives, we want you to know that we are open for business. However, due to the COVID “Stay Home – Stay Safe” order, the Department of Natural Resources’ Forest Practices staff are.

Whatcom County, was first organized in March out of a portion of Island County. The next legislature located the county seat at the land claim of R.

Peabody until the commission should select a site. Wash. Stat.,Area 3, square miles, pop. 2, taxable property $, County seat Whatcom, on the Peabody claim. Other possible impacts to surface water quality include elevated water temperatures and sediment in streams near development.

These impacts could be mitigated effectively and reasonably by the compliance with Whatcom County Code (WCC) which establishes protective buffers of natural vegetation around streams. Protective buffers. on stream temperature in lowland Whatcom County, Washington Sarah Harper-Smith Western Washington University Follow this and additional works at: Part of the Biology Commons Recommended Citation Harper-Smith, Sarah, "Modeling relative effects of riparian cover and groundwater inflow on stream temperature in lowland.

Soicher works with the Evergreen Land Trust in Whatcom County and a nonprofit law center. Former Public Lands Commissioner Jennifer Belcher asked him to sit on the committee.

In Decemberthe Department of Natural Resources initiated the environmental impact statement process by releasing a Lake Whatcom Landscape Plan EIS Scoping Summary. Geologic map of western Whatcom County, Washington (NGMDB) Metadata Updated: Octo This record is maintained in the National Geologic Map Database (NGMDB).

The NGMDB is a Congressionally mandated national archive of geoscience maps, reports, and stratigraphic information, developed according to standards defined by the cooperators. The Nisqually and Nooksack watershed plans were due by Feb.

1, The Nisqually plan has been submitted and approved by Ecology. Despite the diligent work of local planning groups, the plan for the Nooksack watershed ­— which includes most of western Whatcom County and a small portion of Skagit County — was not completed in time. The state’s streams that contain placer gold are also important for the plant and animal communities they support.

To protect stream and streamside habitats, the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) administers the Hydraulics Code (RCW ).This requires that any person or government agency desiring to use, divert, obstruct, or change the natural flow or bed of any.

Frequently flooded areas are areas located along major rivers, streams, and coastal areas that are inundated by a depth, velocity, intensity, and frequency of flood waters during major events that are of such a magnitude that they pose significant, and potentially devastating, risks to human life and property.

unmanaged and managed sub-basins of Washington’s western Olympic peninsula. Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, Olympia, WA. Holtby, L.B. Effects of logging on stream temperatures in Carnation Creek, British Columbia, and associated impacts on the Coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch).

Heavy rainfall on the evening of January 9 and morning of Janu triggered debris avalanches and debris torrents at Smith Creek, western Whatcom County, Washington, USA. Nine debris avalanches are back analyzed in detail.

Conclusions are drawn concerning, 1) climatic controls on debris avalanches and debris torrents; 2) debris avalanche characteristics; 3) hillslope hydrology; 4. As state agencies and anglers continue to ply Whatcom County waters for the loose invaders, the future of the aquaculture industry in Washington hangs in the balance.

A better understanding of its past, a history that extends over decades and has seen the WDFW both spawning and clubbing Atlantic salmon, may help inform the actions necessary in. But in years like andwhen low snowpack led to an emergency drought declaration across much of Western Washington, water supplies are jeopardized until fall rains return.

“We have. Bilby, R. Characteristics and frequency of cool-water areas in a western Washington stream. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 2: Bilby, R.E. and J.W. Ward. Changes in characteristics and function of woody debris with increasing size of streams in western Washington.

Transactions of the American Fisheries Society Western Washington University Small Business Development Center. Toggle Quick Links. c Calendar; d Directory; i Index; l Map; What Drives Our Economy in Whatcom County. So you’re a business owner here in Whatcom County. I read a book that has had a profound impact on the way I think about time and the shape of my life.

The book is. A $ million infusion of state dollars will allow Whatcom County to move forward on a project to improve habitat in the Nooksack River as well as. Whatcom County was established by the legislature of the territory on March 9, The county was named for a Nooksack Indian chief.

Whatcom was also the name of the first town on Bellingham Bay and was the predecessor of the city of Bellingham.

Agriculture and forestry have been the major industries in Whatcom County since settlement began. Whatcom County v. Western Washington Growth Management Hearings Board (often referred to as the “Hirst case”), the court held that the state law of “first in time, first in right” applies to all water users in Whatcom County, including junior water users relying on permit exempt wells.

Fishtrap Creek: This stream flows through the town of Lynden to join the Nooksack southwest of town. It is good for Bows, and in the fall Cutts. WA and just about any road going south from Birch Bay / Lynden Rd.

crosses it. It’s mostly a meadow stream, however, it does have brush and trees along its banks, which may pose a casting problem. InBiery was named “Whatcom County’s Living Treasure” by the Bellingham Arts Commission, and proclaimed “Honor Citizen” by the City of Bellingham.

Although Galen Biery died on Septemhis heritage is deeply ingrained in the residents of Bellingham and Whatcom County, Washington. During the last Ice Age, glacial ice covered western Whatcom County to depths greater than 5, feet. This tremendous volume of ice scoured the underlying rock. The current lake bathymetry, or underwater topography, was created as the glacier advanced and retreated multiple times.

Larry Stap, an owner of the Twin Brook Creamery in northwest Washington, has signed onto the agreement to help keep cow manure out of Whatcom County’s streams. Eilís O’Neill, KUOW/EarthFix. The Pacific Ocean runs along Whatcom County’s entire western border undoubtedly earning it the Lummi name of ‘Noisy Water’.

With the Canadian border directly to the North, Seattle only a two and a half hour drive away, Whatcom County is the ideal location for anyone looking for a change in pace. Headwater streams are the small swales, creeks and streams that are the origin of most rivers.

These small streams join together to form larger streams and rivers or run directly into larger streams and lakes. Streams may be home to small fish, amphibians and invertebrates.

Streams can be ephemeral, intermittent or perennial. Ground-water resources of western Whatcom County, Washington Open-File Report By: R.C. Newcomb, J.E. Sceva, and Olaf Stromme. TYPE LOCATION: Whatcom County, Washington; about 7 miles northeast of Bellingham; 20 feet north and feet east of the southwest corner of sec.

30, T. 39 N., R. 4 E. RANGE IN CHARACTERISTICS: Mean annual soil temperature is 50 to 54 degrees F. These soils are usually moist, but are dry for 45 to 60 consecutive days following the summer solstice. InWhatcom County began an arduous process of reconveying nearly 9, acres of forest around Lake Whatcom.

It took at lot of swapping land. Whatcom County school districts (As found in Record A "School Boundaries" pages ) Back inJeanie Bond, a volunteer researcher at the Washington State Regional Archives in Bellingham compiled this list of the earliest schools in Whatcom County, which included the present Skagit County until November This website is dedicated to providing local Whatcom and Skagit county fisher men and women a place to find fishing related information, places to fish around Bellingham, Mt.

Vernon, Skagit and Whatcom Counties. Use our fishing forum to ask fishing related questions, get answers, and post fishing reports. One of the plaintiffs is Tom Westergreen, log manager for Great Western Lumber Company of Everson, the last sawmill in Whatcom County that buys logs and sells lumber.

Great Western had bid for. In western hemlock and Pacific silver fir forests, the fire-return intervals for riparian and upland sites at large streams were 35 and 27 years (P=) and at small streams.

If you live in Whatcom County, chances are good that your property was once forestland. In the mids, settlers began clearing the dense. Robin Matthews is the Director of the Institute for Watershed Studies and a professor of Environmental Sciences at Western Washington University.

Dr. Matthews received her graduate training in aquatic ecology at Indiana University (M.S.) and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Ph.D).Geologic units in Whatcom county, Washington.

Additional scientific data in this geographic area Small areas of mica schist, marble, amphibolite, and lime-silicate rocks in Entiat Mountains area of Chelan County.

Cretaceous much thinner in western Washington, where flows are mostly associated with marine sedimentary rocks. Includes.Commercial fishing has a significant impact on Whatcom County’s economy with over 2, direct and induced jobs earning an estimated $ million in wages in salaries.

Commercial fishing is the foundation of Whatcom County’s broader working waterfront that includes over 6, jobs created or supported by marine trades.