The City of Bellingham has a rich variety of fish and wildlife habitats. There are over 75 miles of shoreline in Bellingham, including the marine nearshore of Bellingham Bay, lakes, and streams. Bellingham also contains approximately 1,000 acres of wetlands and over 10,000 acres of forest. These habitats provide corridors for fish and wildlife and are the foundation for important ecosystem functions on which we all depend. Protecting and restoring these habitats helps support fish and wildlife populations and the quality of life we enjoy. The City’s Natural Resources Division of the Public Works Department manages a Restoration Program to protect and restore these habitats.