The Bellingham Herald:

A Lummi Nation project would move a portion of Saxon Road off the banks of the south fork of the Nooksack River, allowing the tribe to restore salmon habitat at the site.

County leaders on Tuesday, Jan. 13, approved a deal among the county, Lummi Nation and Whatcom Land Trust to relocate about 3,000 feet of roadway near the Lummi’s Skookum Creek salmon hatchery away from the river. The County Council voted 7-0 to approve the agreement.

Under the deal, Whatcom County would vacate the lightly traveled road, and Lummi Nation would use grant money to build a new road. The county would then take over the road and maintain it.