We are plant people. Pretty much everything we do involves some version of “stomping weeds and planting trees.”
Shelterbelt is a fully licensed, bonded and insured landscape contracting company that is dedicated to enlightened open-land management, restoration of native vegetation and habitats, and beautiful, natural landscapes. We are skilled in safe and effective working methods, beneficial plant and noxious weed identification, and good land management decision-making. Washington Specialty Contractor #SHELT**832Q2.
Commitment to our Employees:
Our dedicated, skilled and hard working employees are Shelterbelt’s greatest asset by far. All full-time employees get paid more than Bellingham’s Living Wage, receive Paid Time Off/Sick Leave and Paid Family Leave and are enrolled in our Simple IRA Retirement Plan.
Commitment to Green and Sustainable Business Practices:
By the very nature of our main line of work–the restoration of native plants and natural areas–we are committed to a greener world. Likewise, we are committed to sustainable business practices and support of the local economy. In the office and in the field, we strive to reduce, reuse and recycle. On projects, we process biomass on-site when possible, utilize locally produced mulches and composts, and patronize local nursery growers and suppliers.
- ISA Certified Arborist #WE-4312A, International Society for Arboriculture
- Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL), Washington State Department of Ecology
- Certificate in Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Washington State University Extension
- Licensed Commercial Applicator #66287, Washington State Department of Agriculture
- Certified Horticulturist, Department of Landscape Horticulture, Merritt College. Over 25 years experience in horticulture and arboriculture, restoration and revegetation, erosion control and open-land management
Some Favored Organizations:
- International Society for Arboriculture
- Society for Ecological Restoration
- Washington Invasive Species Council
- Washington Native Plant Society
- Whatcom Horticultural Society
- Whatcom County Historical Society
- Whatcom Museum of History and Art
- North Cascades Audubon Society
- Whatcom Land Trust, Skagit Land Trust, Whidbey Camano Land Trust, San Juan Preservation Trust
- Ducks Unlimited
- Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association