Document - Upper Nooksack Recreation Plan Summary


The Upper Nooksack River Recreation Plan will help guide the management of recreation and natural resources along the upper Nooksack River system in Washington state. The plan recognizes and supports the economic and health benefits of recreation, along with protection and restoration of the natural and cultural values of the upper river basin. The recreation plan was developed through a collaborative planning process led by an advisory committee comprised of representatives from American Rivers, American Whitewater, Hydropower Reform Coalition, Mount Baker Club, National Park Service, Nooksack Tribe, Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association, Pacific Northwest Trail Association, the United States Forest Service – Mt. Baker Ranger District, Whatcom Chapter of Back Country Horseman of Washington, Whatcom County Parks and Recreation Department, Whatcom Events (Ski to Sea Race), the Whatcom Land Trust, and Wild and Scenic River Tours. Planning assistance was provided by the National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program.


Summary of Recreation Plan.

Document Information

Filename - Upper Nooksack Recreation Plan Summary1387.pdf

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Associated Rivers

Canyon Creek (NF Nooksack) WA
Clearwater (MF Nooksack trib.) WA
Glacier Creek WA
Nooksack, Middle Fork WA
Nooksack, S. Fork WA
Racehorse Creek WA

Associated Projects

Nooksack Stewardship (WA)
Public access, hydropower development, and resource stewardship are all ongoing issues on this river system.