Huxley College of the Environment
Department or Program Affiliation
Department of Environmental Studies
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) proposes to realign State Route 542 away from the North Fork Nooksack River in order to reduce environmental impacts from repetitive roadway maintenance, and to improve fish passage at Chain-up Creek. Work includes: realigning approximately 1,600 linear feet of roadway up to 80 feet away from the North Fork Nooksack River, replacing a 5-foot diameter, 80-foot long culvert with a 30-foot long, 40-foot wide bridge over Chain-up Creek, and installing 5 porous weirs and 2 anchored large woody debris structures in the restored stream channel.
Environmental Impact Assessment
Subject – LCSH (for OAI)
Roads--Design and construction--Environmental aspects--Washington (State)--Whatcom County; Washington State Route 542 (Wash.)--Environmental conditions; Environmental impact analysis--Washington (State)--Whatcom County
Whatcom County (Wash.)
Environmental impact statement
Western Washington University
Melious, Jean O.
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Date Permissions signed
Bull, Tristan; Werner, Kristen; Olsen, Will; Ala, Titilayo; and Rohrer, Katherine, "Mt. Baker Highway SR 542-East Church Mountain Road realignment" (2010). Huxley College Graduate and Undergraduate Publications. 60.