Changing the Face of the Landscape
“CREP has changed the landscape in Whatcom County” (Wayne Chaudiere, Whatcom Conservation District). Riparian buffers, such as the one shown in the photo, now span along 132 miles of stream in Whatcom County, forming a panorama of native tree and shrub forests that were just recently open fields or invasive plant species such as blackberry.
Photo: CREP buffer along Kamm Creek flowing into the Nooksack River. Photographed by John Gillies, Natural Resources Conservation Service