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The importance of this property not only to nature and the animals, but to the community
and youth, their education, and their future as well. HOW appreciates all the support
from our neighbors and newly found friends and businesses.
There are many animals in the HOW property, and the development of the property
would impact not only their welfare but even the survival of the wide variety of
species that call “The Boy Scout Property” home.
The North Creek Forest is 63.8 acres on the side of Maywood Hill in Bothell, Washington.
This second growth, mature forest has nine wetlands and seven streams connecting
to North Creek, the Sammamish Slough and the Puget Sound.
A non-profit group of residents and businesses defending the natural refuge in the
heart of Bothell, WA
The Animals of HOW
Our Animal Friends –
The animals that make the HOW “Boy Scout Property” home is a irreplaceable resource.
Not only their livelihood but their survival is dependant on such wetlands and forests.
If the property is developed, one must think of the result. Where would they live?
Where would they go? Can they continue to survive? The wide variety of wildlife
- from the Black Tailed Deer to the Great Horned Owl, from the Pileated Woodpecker
to the American Coyotes, and even the Pacific Northwest Salmon runs that North Creek
provides adjacent to the property. There are hundreds if not thousands of animal
species that make the property their home, and with the development of the Bothell
area and surrounding communities they would have no where to go. And if they have
no where to go, then how can we imagine that they would even continue to survive.
The educational and experience of seeing these animals in their habitat would also
be lost. Nearby schools, groups, organizations would loose an invaluable resource
that cannot be taught through textbooks alone. The Boy Scouts, the nearby University
of Washington, Northshore Public Schools, and a wide variety would be affected. The
survival of the property and it’s wildlife is key to respecting the unique ecosystem
we all enjoy in Washington.
Nine Mammalian Orders are represented in the Pacific Northwest according to the Audubon
Society. The orders are:
Insectivora (mole and shrew)
Rodentia (beaver, squirrel, rat, and vole)
Carnivora (coyote, fox, raccoon)
Cetacea (whale, dolphin and seal)
Out of the nine mammalian orders represented in the Pacific Northwest, eight are
living in or using the North Creek Forest AKA Boy Scout Assemblage.