Huxley College Graduate and Undergraduate Publications

Alternative title

An environmental impact assessment of urban chicken farming, Bellingham, WA

Date Permissions Signed

3-15-2010

College Affiliation

Huxley College of the Environment

Date of Award

Winter 2010

Document Type

Environmental Impact Assessment

Department or Program Affiliation

Department of Environmental Studies

Department

Environmental Studies

First Advisor

Bodensteiner, Leo R.,1957-

Subject – LCSH

Chickens--Environmental aspects--Washington (State)--Bellingham; Environmental impact analysis--Washington (State)--Bellingham

Abstract

"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."

Type

Text

Keywords

Chickens--Environmental aspects--Washington (State)--Bellingham, Environmental impact analysis--Washington (State)--Bellingham

Publisher

Western Washington University

OCLC Number

607122286

Geographic Coverage

Bellingham (Wash.)

Format

application/pdf

Genre/Form

Environmental impact statement

Language

English

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author's written permission.

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