Environmental History & Activism: Local and Regional Resources: Whatcom County Development History
About this section
Resources within this section provide background information regarding local development & industries that historically defined Whatcom County, and have impacted the environment. Major industries include farming, fishing, mining (gold & coal), and all aspects of the timber industry (including logging, milling, etc.); as well as hydroelectric dams in eastern Whatcom County.
Several barges loaded with sawdust are waiting to be offloaded at the Georgia Pacific Paper Mill.
The mill is viewed from the water looking toward Sehome Hill.
Dams: Hydroelectric Dams
Mining: Coal, Gold, Sandstone, etc.
Overview & Background Information