Landowner Spotlight

Landowner Spotlight: Robin Probst

Robin Probst
Robin Probst is current the vice president of the Whatcom County Dressage and Eventing Association. Her partnership with Whatcom Conservation District includes conservation planning, soil testing, barn gutter rebate, small farm grant program, manure spreader loan. She was featured as a small farm makeover in Northwest Horse Source magazine in December 2018! Robin currently collaborates with friends to manage a residential horse property in central Whatcom County.
This page was last modified on 09/24/20 - 09:56

Landowner Spotlight: The Bryan Family

The Bryan Family

Bruce and Linda Bryan are watershed stewards doing their part to protect habitat along a tributary of Terrell Creek.

The Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) helped them transform their unmanaged 10-acre parcel,overgrown with alder trees and blackberries, into a diverse wetland and forest complex protecting and restoring salmon habitat.

This page was last modified on 06/05/20 - 10:18

Landowner Spotlight: Don Hrutfiord

Don Hurtifiord

Don Hrutfiord runs a beef operation along with his wife Mary and son Chris near Drayton Harbor, just south of Blaine. Since the Hrutfiord farm includes an unnamed creek that flows directly into the harbor, Don and family chose to be early adopters of farm planning services offered by the Whatcom Conservation District (WCD) way back in 1996.

This page was last modified on 04/28/20 - 07:32

Landowner Spotlight: Darrell Ambrose

Darrell Ambrose

In the early 1900’s Darrell Ambrose’s great grandfather settled onto land adjacent to the Samish River, just south of Acme, to start a farm from scratch and raise a herd of Brown Swiss cows. The hand-built heritage barn still stands and is a testament to the Ambrose family’s commitment to building things that last.

This page was last modified on 04/02/20 - 13:30

Landowner Spotlight: Haphazard Homesteading

Haphazard Homstreading

Casi, Chamisa, Abigail, and Brian are an extended family that moved to Whatcom County in 2018 ready to start their farm journey. And what a journey! They have a small breeding herd of Low-line Angus and Angus crossed with Belted Galloway cows, pigs, poultry, a market garden, and new for 2019, a seasonal self-serve road-side farm stand on the Aldrich Road.

This page was last modified on 04/02/20 - 13:31

Landowner Spotlight: Terry Plake

Terri Plake and her horses

Terri Plake has been keeping horses and trail riding in Whatcom county for more than twenty years. After boarding horses with friends for many years, a long-time dream to keep her horses at home came true when Terri moved to a beautiful 6-acre farm in Ferndale. The farm includes a historic barn and is surrounded by productive Whatcom hay fields. After being contacted by the Department of Ecology regarding manure management, Terri reached out to the Whatcom Conservation District for free and confidential custom planning support.

This page was last modified on 04/02/20 - 13:32