2018 Course Meeting Schedule
|Thursday, August 2||6:00-8:30pm||Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge||Coming Soon!|
|Saturday, August 4||8:00am-4:00pm||Mount Rainier National Park||Field Trip|
|Thursday, August 9||6:00-8:30pm||Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge||Coming Soon!|
|Thursday, August 16||6:00-8:30pm||Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge||Coming Soon!|
|Saturday, August 18||8:00am-1:00pm||Coming Soon!||Field Trip|
|Thursday, August 23||6:00-8:30pm||Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge||Coming Soon!|
|Saturday, August 25||8:00am-1:00pm||Coming Soon!||Field Trip|
|Thursday, August 30||6:00-8:30pm||Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge||Coming Soon!|
|Thursday, September 6||6:00-8:30pm||Yelm Community Center||Coming Soon!|
|Saturday, September 8||8:00am-1:00pm||Coming Soon!||Field Trip|
|Thursday, September 13||6:00-8:30pm||Yelm Community Center||Coming Soon!|
|Thursday, September 20||6:00-8:30pm||Yelm Community Center||Coming Soon!|
|Saturday, September 29||All day||Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge||Nisqually Watershed Festival & Stream Stewards Graduation|
Recommended Reading List
These resources can provide more information about the people, plants, and animals of the Nisqually Watershed. Although it’s not an exhaustive list, we hope that it answers your questions and inspires you to become involved.
Do you have a resource that we’ve missed? Let us know! Contact email@example.com or 360.438.8715.
Nisqually Tribal History and Culture
- Bohan, Heidi. The People of Cascadia: Pacific Northwest Native American History
- Carpenter, Cecilia Svinth.
- They Walked Before
- The Nisqually My People
- Fort Nisqually
- Tears of Internment
- Where the Waters Begin
- Leschi, Last Chief of the Nisquallies
- Stolen Lands
- Image of America: Nisqually Indian Tribe
- Lichatowich, Jim
- Salmon Without Rivers: A History of the Pacific Salmon Crisis
- Wilkinson, Charles
- Messages from Frank’s Landing
- Blood Struggle: The Rise of Modern Indian Nation
- Wonacott, Abbi. The Mashel Massacre of 1856
Treaty Fishing Rights
- American Friends Service Committee. Uncommon Controversy: Fishing Rights of the Muckelshoot, Puyallup, and Nisqually Indians
- Heffernan, Trova. Where the Salmon Run: The Life and Legacy of Billy Frank, Jr.
Salmon Issues and Salmon Identification
- Montgomery, David. King of Fish
- Lichatowich, James A. Salmon Without Rivers: A History of the Pacific Salmon Crisis
- Steelquist, Robert. Adopt-A-Stream Foundation’s Field Guide to the Pacific Salmon
- Wydoski and Whitney. Inland Fishes of Washington
- Groot and Margolis. Pacific Salmon Life Histories
- Stouder, Bisson, and Naiman. Pacific Salmon and Their Ecosystems: Status and Future Options
- National Research Council. Upstream: Salmon and Society in the Pacific Northwest
Nisqually River Council and Partners
- Nisqually Watershed Stewardship Plan
- Nisqually River Education Project
- Pacific Northwest Climate Leaders webportal
- Ohop Valley Restoration Project
- Pojar and McKinnon. Plants of the Pacific Northwest
- The Adopt-A-Stream Foundation
- Streamkeeper’s Field Guide
- Field Guide to the Pacific Salmon
- Carson, Rachel. Silent Spring
As Long As the River Runs documents the struggles faced by tribal members, including the Nisqually, as they fought to secure their treaty rights. Although it was produced prior to the Boldt Decision in 1974, the video still provides relevant insight into the lives and traditions of Tribes today.
Joe Kane, Executive Director of the Nisqually Land Trust, gave a Ted Talk on the importance of returning forestlands within the Nisqually to local ownership. Joe is currently helping spearhead the development of the Nisqually Community Forest.
From the Mountain to the Sea was produced by the Nisqually River Interpretive Center and highlights the enormous conservation efforts that have been completed in the Nisqually Watershed, thanks to the dedication and trust of numerous partners.