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CONTENTS
COVER STORY
PLANT LIFE
TASTE
ON FITNESS
NORTHWEST LIVING
NOW & THEN
SUNDAY PUNCH
LETTERS
PREVIOUS ISSUES OF PACIFIC NW


GRAPHIC BY MICHELE LEE MCMULLEN
THE SEATTLE TIMES
Changing Visions: Part 6


An Emerging "Green Heartland"
Scores of separate conservation efforts in Northwest Washington and Southeast British Columbia tie into Robert Tibbs' idea of creating a "Green Heartland" between Seattle and Vancouver. This map gives a sampling.

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1. Proposed Gulf Islands
National Park Preserve, 250-654-4000

Farming

2. Agricultural Land Commission, B.C.
Program to preserve farmland south of Vancouver, 604-660-7000

3. Whatcom County Farmland Preservation
New program. Planning Department, 360-676-6907

4. Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland
Works to protect farmland, promote economic viability of farming, 360-336-3974

Marine conservation

5. Proposed Orca Pass
International Stewardship Area, 250-753-3459

6. Salmon-restoration projects by
Skagit Watershed Council, 360-419-9326

7. Northwest Straits Commission
Federal-state-local commission that works with seven counties to protect marine habitat, 360-428-1084

8. Skagit Delta Initiative
Effort to bring fishers, farmers and environmentalists together.
Trust for Public Land, or john.daly@tpl.org

Plant life

9. Whatcom Land Trust
Has protected 6,300 acres to date, 360-650-9470

10. San Juan Preservation Trust
Has protected 9,000 acres to date, 360-468-3202

11. Skagit Land Trust
Has protected 3,000 acres to date, 360-428-7878

12. Ebey's Land National Historical Reserve
Federal-state-local protection of 25 square miles on Whidbey Island, 360-678-6084

13. Whidbey-Camano Land Trust
Has protected 440 acres to date, 360-321-5141

Forests

14. Proposed Blanchard Mountain/Chuckanut Highlands Preservation Area
Studies ongoing by Washington Department of Natural Resources, conservation groups. Northwest.region@wadnr.gov, 360-856-3500
Northwest Ecosystem Alliance, 360-671-9950

15. Anacortes Forest Lands Preservation
1,500 acres, acfl@fidalgo.net

Scenic corridors

16. Robert Tibbs' Cascadia Pacific Institute
Proposing heartland scenic corridors on Interstate 5 and Highway 9, 360-650-3285

Bald Eagle

17. Skagit River Bald Eagle Reserve
3,000 acres Nature Conservancy, 360-419-9825

Environmental Learning Center

18. North Cascades Institute environmental learning center
Constructing it on Lake Diablo, 360-856-5700 ext. 209

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