Thursday, April 27, 2017

Stewardship of the Nooksack River Watershed with Bert Webber, April 30, 2017

Join us as Bert Webber discusses the office, duties, and obligations of a steward - the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one's care, especially the stewardship of our natural resources.  When we examine all the players in the use of the Nooksack River Watershed like Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, Whatcom farmers, Whatcom residents, commercial and sports fishing industries, it’s not difficult to see how the State Dept. of Ecology has determined that the flow of water in the Nooksack River and its tributaries is below the amounts necessary for natural functions of the riparian areas to be sustained.  So the questions we need to ask include what is our responsibility as Stewards of the land and water resources in Whatcom County?  Do we accept what has happened or do we support changes that are fair to all? How can that be done?  Bert Webber is a professor emeritus of Huxley College WWU (also helping founded Huxley College) whose specialty is in marine ecology.