Protecting and Restoring our County Lands

The next Koma Kulshan chapter meeting is on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 7:00 pm in the Sustainable Living Center (upstairs above the ReStore at the corner of Broadway and Meridian in Bellingham).

Nick Saling will discuss Whatcom Land Trust’s conservation strategies and point out our stewardship activities and restoration efforts that will reveal the wealth of flora and fauna that we have on our lands. He promises some video clips scattered throughout the slide show to help demonstrate our county’s biodiversity.

Nick works with the Whatcom Land Trust as Director of Stewardship. Since graduating from the WWU Biology program, he has also been a Washington Conservation Corps Supervisor for the Department of Ecology and served with the U.S. Peace Corps doing coastal resource management work.

Explore Wetlands, Learn About Fire & Fungi

The Koma Kulshan chapter has two wetland field trips scheduled for October. The first, on October 13, will be a late-season plant exploration on a new Whatcom Land Trust property near Glacier. The second, on October 20, heads to the wetlands around Little Cranberry Lake near Anacortes. Details are on the Field Trips page.

Chapter meetings this fall cover fire ecology and fungi, two disparate forces that interact with our flora and have major impacts on the landscape.

On October 16 John Marshall will show us how fire has changed Washington’s landscape.

On November 20 Kira Taylor will discuss the role fungi play in the plant community.

Details are on the Chapter Meetings page.