The Nooksack River
is a True Treasure.
The Nooksack weaves its way through forests and farmlands from the high glaciers of Mt. Baker, Mt. Shuksan, and the Twin Sister Mountain Range of the North Cascades in Washington. And it flows through Three Rivers Farm.
This living, temperamental flowing "body" is home to all five species of native salmon (Chinook, coho, pink, chum and sockeye), steelhead, rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, bald eagles, black bears, mountain goats, elk, and many other wildlife species that need intact, wild places to survive.
A few miles to the East in a 700 acre community forest land trust is one of the oldest stands of native forests in the Pacific Northwest with trees more than a 1000 years old.
Twenty five years ago 3 horticulturists called this place "a rare and beautiful place", settled here for a time and set about transforming the farm's grassy meadow perimeter into a horticultural paradise. They planted 100s of trees, shrubs and plants, many of which they were told would not grow in Washington. Now circling the farm's fields is a horticultual paradise—with trees now 30-50 feet tall.
We hope you'll enjoy viewing a small sampling of the great diversity abounding here at the edge of the wild on Three Rivers Farm.