WRIA 1 Watershed Management Board Members
The Board entities are partners in salmon restoration and recovery efforts throughout WRIA 1. A number of the entities also actively sponsor instream and shoreline restoration projects and in some situations, protection through acquisition. The Board entities are:
City of Bellingham www.cob.org
City of Blaine www.ci.blaine.wa.us
City of Everson www.ci.everson.wa.us
City of Ferndale www.cityofferndale.org
City of Lynden www.lyndenwa.org
City of Nooksack www.cityofnooksack.com
City of Sumas www.cityofsumas.com
Public Utility District No. 1 www.pudwhatcom.org
Whatcom County www.co.whatcom.wa.us
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife wdfw.wa.gov
Lummi Nation www.lummi-nsn.org
Nooksack Indian Tribe nooksackindiantribe.org
Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) is a community based nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring sustainable wild salmon runs in Whatcom County.
Whatcom Land Trust
The Whatcom Land Trust works to preserve and protect wildlife habitat, scenic, agricultural and open space lands in Whatcom County for future generations by securing interests in land and promoting land stewardship.
Whatcom Conservation District
Whatcom Conservation District supports landowners with technical, educational and financial assistance to manage natural resources in Whatcom County.
Flood Control Zone Advisory Committee
The FCZAC is associated with Whatcom County's Flood Hazard Management Program and makes recommendations to the Flood Control Zone District Board of Supervisors.
Port of Bellingham
The Port is involved in local restoration efforts through the the Drayton Harbor Shellfish Protection District, the Whatcom County Marine Resources Committee, the Governor's Northwest Straits Commission, and the Bellingham Bay Cleanup Project.
Marine Resources Committee
The Marine Resources Committee (MRC) was established by the Whatcom County Council in 1999 to protect and enhance the local marine environment and contribute to the protection of the marine environment of the Northwest Straits.
Puget Sound Partnership
The Puget Sound Partnership was established to lead efforts to protect and restore Puget Sound and its diversity of life.
Salmon Recovery Funding Board
In 1999, the Washington State Legislature created The Salmon Recovery Funding Board was established by the Washington State Legislature in 1999. The board provides grants to protect or restore salmon habitat and assist related activities.
Washington Department of Natural Resources
Washington Department of Natural Resources manages 5.6 million acres of forest, range, agricultural, aquatic, and commercial lands for the citizens of Washington State.
Washington Department of Ecology
The Department of Ecology is a regional partner in efforts to restore, protect and preserve natural resources in Whatcom County.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment. To accomplish the mission, the EPA develops and enforces regulations and sets national standards that states and tribes enforce through their own regulations. The operations of the EPA are divided into regions. EPA Region 10 serves Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and 271 Native Tribes.
US Fish and Wildlife Service
The mission of the USDA Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The Pacific Northwest Region (Region 6) of the US Forest Service contains 17 National Forests, a National Scenic Area, a National Grassland, and two National Volcanic Monuments, all within the States of Oregon and Washington.
US Geological Survey
The USGS publishes and disseminates the earth-science information needed to understand, to plan the use of, and to manage the Nation's energy, land, mineral and water resources. They are the Nation's largest earth-science research agency, the Nation's largest civilian mapmaking agency and the primary source of data on the Nation's surface- and ground- water resources.
NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service is responsible for the stewardship of the Nation's living marine resources and their habitat. They assess and predict the status of fish stocks and ensure compliance with fisheries regulations. Under the Marine Mammal Protection Act and the Endangered Species Act, NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service recovers protected marine species.