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September 6, 2023

Becky Mandelbaum
Visit Bellingham | Whatcom County
360.671.3990 ext 208

Stakeholder and Public Input Needed for Updates to Whatcom County Corridor Management Plans

In 2023, Whatcom Council of Governments (WCOG), with support from Visit Bellingham | Whatcom County, is updating the SR 542 (Mount Baker Highway) and SR 11 (Chuckanut Drive) Corridor Management Plans (CMPs). It’s been over 20 years since Whatcom County’s CMPs were completed and a lot has changed. To help inform updates, stakeholders and the public are invited to complete a survey.

You can take the survey here until September 30.

In addition to input from the multiple governments and government agency stakeholders who own and manage these roadways and adjacent public lands, the CMPs need input from interested individuals, community-based organizations, user groups, and businesses. Some questions include:

  • How can the existing plans be improved?                        
  • What are the most prized features of the places these corridors provide access to?
  • What prized features need protection or enhancement?
  • What changes in the last 20 years have been beneficial?
  • What investments are needed to improve the experiences of our region’s residents, visitors, and businesses?
  • Are there barriers to accessing destinations along the corridor(s)?
  • Are transportation and/or visitor services missing?

We hope you can give a few minutes of your time to share your ideas, concerns, or priorities for these roadways and corridors. If you would like additional context, you can read the previous Corridor Management Plans by visiting WCOG's Scenic Byways webpage.

Thank you for taking the survey and for your continued interest in our region's future.

Visit Bellingham | Whatcom County is an independent, 501 (c)(6) nonprofit economic development organization whose purpose is to improve the economy by marketing Bellingham Whatcom County as a premier, year-round visitor, sports, outdoor recreation, arts and cultural, and meetings destination, which supports all travel, tourism, and hospitality businesses and nonprofits in Whatcom County.

        We acknowledge that Whatcom County is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. They cared for the lands that included what we’d call the Puget Sound region, Vancouver Island and British Columbia since time immemorial. This gives us the great obligation and opportunity to learn how to care for our surrounding areas and all the natural and human resources we require to live. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.
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