Huxley College Graduate and Undergraduate Publications

Alternative title

Georgia-Pacific Wharf: Environmental Impact Assessment

College Affiliation

Huxley College of the Environment

Department or Program Affiliation

Department of Environmental Studies

Abstract

The Port’s proposal is to remove the existing wharf and replace it with a “seawalk” focused on community engagement, interaction with nature, visitor moorage, and local history. The seawalk will be an extension from the upcoming Waypoint Park and part of the larger Waterfront District subarea plan developed by the Port and City of Bellingham (2013). After replacing the insecure pilings and outdated wharf material, the new wharf would be available for recreational use, natural history interpretive education, shoreline habitat improvement, and community engagement such as art and First Nations’ collaboration. The estimated dimensions of the current wharf are 16 feet wide by 1,330 feet in length, leaving ample room for pedestrian access, tables and benches, and group events.

Document Type

Environmental Impact Assessment

Subject – LCSH (for OAI)

Docks--Environmental aspects--Washington (State)--Bellingham; Footbridges--Environmental aspects--Washington (State)--Bellingham; Environmental impact analysis--Washington (State)--Bellingham

Geographic Coverage

Bellingham (Wash.)

Genre/Form

Environmental impact statement

Publisher

Western Washington University

Date

Fall 12-2017

First Advisor

Laninga, Tamara Jean

OCLC Number

1017990384

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.

Date Permissions signed

Fall 11-15-2017

Type

Text

Format

application/pdf

Language

English

Department

Environmental Studies

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