Lummi Wetland Mitigation Bank

Established in 2012, the 1,945-acre Lummi Bank is located in Whatcom County. This bank is approved for mitigation use.


Great blue heron flying over the Lummi Bank.

Project sponsor

Lummi Nation
Natural Resources Department
2616 Kwina Road
Bellingham, WA 98226
Bank sponsor's web page

Kara Kuhlman, CFM
Deputy Water Resources Manager
Lummi Natural Resources
2665 Kwina Road
Bellingham, WA 98226
KaraK@lummi-nsn.gov
360-312-2128

Project status

  • Initial credit release: Oct. 18, 2012.
  • Mitigation Banking Instrument signed by Corps and EPA: July 6, 2012.
  • Joint Corps and EPA public notice released: Dec. 15, 2008.

Site location

  • Water Resource Inventory Area 1, Lummi Reservation, Whatcom County
  • Site location map

Project details

  • Mitigation Banking Instrument
  • Size: 1,945 acres:
    • Nooksack Delta Phase 1a: 842 acres
    • Nooksack Delta Phase 1b: 337 acres
    • Blockhouse Phase 2: 354 acres
    • Lummi Delta Phase 3: 412 acres
  • Site actions:
    • Nooksack Delta Site Phase 1a: 379.9 acres of wetland enhancement and 462 acres of non-crediting generating estuarine and freshwater wetland preservation  
    • Phases 1b, 2, and 3: unknown at this time
  • Service area map