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The Nisqually River and its tributaries are home to 5 species of salmon: Chinook, Steelhead, coho, chum and pink salmon. Despite being one of the healthiest watersheds in western Washington, several of our salmon species are struggling. Both the Chinook and Steelhead are listed as threatened species under the Endangered […]

Tell Our Story, Pt 3: Salmon Return to Elbow Lake ...


The Nisqually Stream Stewards (NSS) is an adult environmental education program that was started over 10 years ago as a joint program of the Nisqually Indian Tribe’s Natural Resources Department and the Nisqually River Council. It was created as a way to connect community members to volunteer and citizen science […]

Tell Our Story, Pt. 2: Nisqually Stream Stewards


November 29 is #givingtuesday! Join the #givingtuesday movement, and donate to organizations that work to promote your values. The Nisqually River Foundation would be honored to have your support. Donate online today and thank you!



The Nisqually River Foundation, the nonprofit that works on behalf of the Nisqually River Council to implement the Nisqually Watershed Stewardship Plan, was founded in 2004. In the 12 years since, we have had great strides towards increasing sustainability in the watershed. In order to make the next decades, and […]

Tell Our Story, Pt 1: Introduction


Natural resources provide countless products that help make our lives healthier and happier. The Nisqually Watershed is fortunate to have many of these natural resources readily available. Our forests provide timber and hunting opportunities; our waters support fish, hydroelectricity and drinking water; and our agricultural areas provide food and support […]

Conservation Districts promote sustainable resource use


Have you ever wondered what it’s like to become a Nisqually Stream Steward volunteer? Sherry McCabe, 2016 NSS graduate, offers her perspective in this week’s blog post. Thanks for your insight, Sherry–we are so glad to have you be a part of our watershed community!   It’s a dry, sunny, […]

Becoming a Nisqually Stream Steward




The Nisqually River Education Project (NREP) is fortunate to have 2 amazing interns joining the team this year! Check out our previous blog post to learn more about Kalicia Bean, who came to us via the BIA Pathways Program. This week, we are excited to introduce you to Linsey Fields! […]

Linsey Fields joins NREP as an intern


Although the Nisqually River Council (NRC) invests most of its time and energy into issues that directly impact the Nisqually Watershed, we recognize that regional projects often influence our local communities. In this week’s blog post, we focus on a ballot initiative that voters in Pierce, King and Snohomish County […]

KNKX explores proposed transit plan in the Puget Sound region