Tacoutche Tesse, the Northwest’s great ghost river — Part 5: The bleeding Heart of the Fraser

January 5, 2023
Eric Scigliano

Gravel beds in the Heart of the Fraser — called one of the “most productive stretches of river on the planet” for spawning fish — are threatened with large-scale wetland destruction.

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Tacoutche Tesse, the Northwest’s great ghost river — Part 1: Not the Columbia

November 4, 2022
Eric Scigliano

Salish Current is exploring in a series of articles the Fraser River and its rich, varied and threatened life. This week, Part 1: Not the Columbia.

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Claims about Nooksack water rights must meet fact test

November 3, 2022
Fred Likkel

Commentary: Collaboration is the only way to solve the twin problems of too little water at one time, too much at another, in the Nooksack Basin.

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Can kelp farming help save our marine environment?

October 7, 2022
Richard Arlin Walker

SEA2SEED, a Guemes Island nonprofit, sees multiple benefits from kelp, for land and sea.

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Understanding water rights adjudication

October 5, 2022
Rick Eggerth

Commentary: Recent letters to editors and from local officials demonstrate misunderstanding of “water rights adjudication.”

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Grant to fund collaboration plan for solutions to Nooksack Basin water issues

April 15, 2022
Clifford Heberden

Interested parties hope Solutions Table funding approved by the Whatcom County Council this week will spark collaborative work toward holistic solutions for water availability in the Nooksack River basin.

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Skagit fair sates longing for fun and ‘normalcy’ in face of COVID-19

August 19, 2021
Teya Heidenreich

After a year’s hiatus, the Skagit County Fair resumed Aug. 11-14 with an increased attendance over past years — despite COVID-19 infections spiking in the county.

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Community Voices / Addressing climate change in Whatcom County

August 17, 2021
Stevan Harrell

Climate change effects are here, and the Whatcom County’s Climate Impact Advisory Committee is calling for establishment of an Office of Climate Action to lead planning to deal with the multiple problems climate change is bringing now and in the near future.

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photo: Washington State Department of Ecology © 2020

Community Voices / Whose water is it in Whatcom County?

October 9, 2020
Eric Hirst

This may surprise you: Water, even in wet Whatcom County, is a scarce resource.

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