Off Target: A legacy of neglect at county rifle rangeis a multipart special report exploring the county's operations at Plantation Rifle Range, one of two publicly owned ranges in the state.
Written by Julia Lerner // Edited by Ron Judd
Part I: Whatcom County’s Plantation Rifle Range: too little, too late
County officials knew about lead concerns for more than a decade
Read part one, which explores environmental concerns at the outdoor, high-power range at Plantation. Part one includes the interactive timeline below.
Part II: Plantation's indoor range to reopen this year after significant renovation
Reopening comes with environmental, health concerns
Read part two, which describes past problems and current plans for the indoor range, which also needed significant updates.
Part III: Law enforcement frequent Plantation Rifle Range despite safety concerns
Range closure has 'affected the efficiency of ... training'
Read part three, which describes how law enforcement utilize the range, contributing to environmental and health challenges.