Blanchard Mountain protected, forever

Blanchard Mountain protected, forever

The forest and trails around Oyster Dome and Blanchard Mountain are finally protected. Thank you to everyone who joined with us to make this possible! Last week, we received an announcement Conservation Northwest has been working towards for nearly 20 years: 1,600 acres of forest around Blanchard Mountain were protected, forever. The state Board of … Continued

Happy Valentine’s Day—we’re wild about you!

Your love can move mountains – and protect them for future generations! Thanks to your support and advocacy, Blanchard Mountain and the iconic trails, forests, and habitat around Oyster Dome, Lilly Lake, and Samish Overlook will now be saved from logging and preserved as the Harriet Spanel State Forest. On this Valentine’s Day, we are grateful for you … Continued

How YOU saved Blanchard Mountain

By Mitch Friedman, Executive Director “Dad, is it true that Blanchard Mountain might be logged?” It hurt to hear those words from my daughter almost two years ago, reflecting the buzz among her high school friends and so many in Northwest Washington who love and often visit the western Skagit County jewel that is Blanchard … Continued

Oyster Dome and Blanchard Mountain still need your help

By Mitch Friedman, Executive Director What you’ve heard is true about the risk of logging around Oyster Dome, in the Blanchard State Forest near Bellingham. The Department of Natural Resources is in the early stage of planning a timber sale that, unless the State Legislature comes up with $7.7 million, will mean trees falling probably in the … Continued