Bertrand and Fishtrap Creeks are important tributaries to the Nooksack River Basin System. Nearly half of both watersheds’ boundaries extend into Canada. Water quality, flow, habitat, bacteria and nutrients are all concerns that are being closely looked at by the watershed community as well as by local and state agencies.
The Whatcom Conservation District has been working with local landowners, students, 4-H clubs and volunteers in both of these watersheds to improve water quality and habitat through stewardship, education and on-the-ground projects. If you would like to get involved call the District.
If you are interested in learning more about habitat conditions in the Bertrand Creek watershed you can check out the introduction and summary of The Bertrand Creek Habitat Assessment report. If you would like the entire 77 page document with color maps and graphs, it is available on a CD at our office located at:
Agricultural Service Center
6975 Hannegan Rd
Lynden, WA 98264