The Lake Whatcom Watershed is home to a variety of fish and wildlife species. As a result of years of habitat loss and development within the Lake Whatcom Watershed, several species that once lived in the watershed are no longer found here and many other species that currently live in the watershed may also be in danger.
Lake Whatcom supports a variety of fish including native and introduced, cold and warm water species. Some fish species that can be found in Lake Whatcom include:
Brown bullhead (Illegally introduced) (Ictalurus nebulosis)
Lake Whatcom supports a large variety of wildlife species but many of these are considered to be "species of interest" because there is concern over the future of their populations in the area due to habitat loss. Several of the species that have been recorded in and around Lake Whatcom are included below.