An environmental impact assessment of urban chicken farming, Bellingham, WA
Huxley College of the Environment
Department or Program Affiliation
Department of Environmental Studies
"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."
Environmental Impact Assessment
Subject – LCSH (for OAI)
Chickens--Environmental aspects--Washington (State)--Bellingham; Environmental impact analysis--Washington (State)--Bellingham
Environmental impact statement
Western Washington University
Bodensteiner, Leo R.
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Date Permissions signed
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.