Help shape recreation from Baker to Bellingham

The recreation planning includes some of the Nooksack River. Photo by Patrick McNally.
The recreation planning area includes part of the Nooksack River. Photo by Patrick McNally.

Do you have ideas about how you’d like to experience recreation on DNR-managed lands between Mount Baker and Bellingham? We’d love to hear them.

This month, DNR is beginning a recreation planning process that will determine how we manage recreation on state lands in Whatcom County for the next 10 to 15 years. The Baker to Bellingham Recreation Plan, once complete, will guide recreation in the 86,000-acre planning area, which includes Sumas Mountain, borders the three forks of the Nooksack River, connects with Whatcom County park lands, and provides views of the north Cascade Range. View a map of the planning area.

Share your thoughts via open house, volunteer committee
Attend one of our upcoming open houses to hear more about the planning project and provide input. Each open house will begin with a brief presentation followed by opportunities to speak with DNR staff one-on-one.

Tuesday, Jan. 19
7 to 9 p.m.
Port of Bellingham Cruise Terminal
Dome Room
355 Harris Ave.
Bellingham, WA 98225

Wednesday, Jan. 20
7 to 9 p.m.
Lynden Community Center
401 Grover Street
Lynden, WA 98264

You can also consider applying to serve on our volunteer recreation planning committee, which will provide draft recommendations to guide plan development. To apply, click here.

Learn more
To stay involved with the project, subscribe to our Baker to Bellingham E-news or visit our project page. Have a question? Send us an email.