An environmental impact assessment of urban chicken farming, Bellingham, WA
Date Permissions Signed
Huxley College of the Environment
Date of Award
Environmental Impact Assessment
Department or Program Affiliation
Department of Environmental Studies
Bodensteiner, Leo R.
Subject – LCSH
Chickens--Environmental aspects--Washington (State)--Bellingham; Environmental impact analysis--Washington (State)--Bellingham
"The purpose of this Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is to determine the effects of backyard chicken-farming in the City of Bellingham (COB). The impacts associated with raising farm animals within the city limits of Bellingham are thoroughly investigated with regard to water quality, soil pollution, air quality, environmental health, plants, animals and land use. This EIA investigates the positives and negatives of allowing chickens within an urban environment, two alternatives which include a remediated ordinance with greater restrictions for better environmental security and a no tolerance for chickens, along with a No Action Alternative of allowing the current ordinance to remain."
Chickens--Environmental aspects--Washington (State)--Bellingham, Environmental impact analysis--Washington (State)--Bellingham
Western Washington University
Environmental impact statement
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Jobmann, Amanda; Rosanbalm, Jessie; Shives, Ian; Ferderer, Annita; and Eckmann, Maddie, "Urban chicken farming environmental impact assessment, Bellingham, WA" (2010). Huxley College Graduate and Undergraduate Publications. 55.