Natural Resources

Timber, Fish, & Wildlife

The mission of the Timber, Fish, and Wildlife (TFW) Program is to identify and address threats to salmon stocks listed under the Endangered Species Act within the Nooksack River Basin.Through participation in the review of actions such as Forest Practice Activities and Road Maintenance and Abandonment Plans, the Program strives to make salmon recovery a reality instead of simply a vision.

TheTFWDepartmentmonitorsForest PracticeActivitiesintheentire Nooksack River Basin. Forest Practices gowaybeyondmerelyloggingand include the following:

  1. ScreenForestPermitApplicationstoensure that natural resources and public safety are protected.
  2. ParticipateonInterDiciplinary(ID)Teams withotherresourceprofessionalstomakeon-the-ground timber and forest road resource management decisions on extremely sensitive sites.
  3. Review Forest Road Maintenance & Abandonment Plans to see that fish passage barriers arecorrectlyidentifiedandrepaired,culvertsare sized properly, and that sediment laden water is not delivered to streams.
  4. Assess stream-type changes proposed by landowners(thatoftenreduceriparianprotection for salmon) to determine fish presence or absence. Fish presence ensures riparian protection upstream as far as fish can penetrate the stream.
  5. ReviewandprovideLummiPolicydecision-makers with technical information to aide in shaping public policy impacting natural resources.
  6. Monitor cumulative impacts of Forest Practices tohelpdetermineifregulationsaresufficientto restoresalmonrunstosustainableandfishable populations.
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  Gooseberry Tides

Data sourced from USDOC/NOAA/NOS/COOPS (Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services Disclaimer: The official Tide and Tidal Current prediction tables are published annually on October 1, for the following calendar year. Tide and Tidal Current predictions generated prior to the publishing date of the official tables are subject to change. The enclosed data are based upon the latest information available as of the date of your request. Tide and Tidal Current predictions generated may differ from the official predictions if information for the station requested has been updated since the publishing date of the official tables. For more information visit NOAA/COOPS website

Available Documents

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