fish will be harmed if we allow our community to be divided.
Salmon and farming have long been cornerstones of the heritage of Whatcom County and the Nooksack River basin. It is well-documented that the threats to salmon have never been greater than they are now, and chief among those threats is the ever-increasing pressure from urbanization and its associated pollution.
At the same time we are seeing unprecedented declines in farms and farmland and with that decline concerns about our local food production. Economic conditions and on-going questions about access to water needed to farm are two of the many pressures on farms and farmland.
Ultimately, the story about fish and farms is about food and families, and why the future of fish and farms in the Pacific Northwest, and in Nooksack river basin in particular, are so interconnected. As the Fish Need Farms movement grows, key research is guiding the effort. The document below also shares a summary of some of that research, as well as a long list of the sources it comes from:
Fish and farms, families and food need your support now.
If you have further in-depth questions about the relationship between water, fish and farms, visit our FAQ page.