Nisqually Stream Stewards Resource Page


2019 Course Meeting Schedule – Weekly Topics Subject to Change

Date Time Location Topic
Thursday, July 11 6:00-8:30pm Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Welcome and Introductions

Nisqually River Council

Nisqually Tribe History & Culture

Saturday, July 13 8:00am-4:00pm Mount Rainier National Park Field Trip – Glaciers and Volcanoes
Thursday, July 18 6:00-8:30pm Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Nisqually River Council & Watershed Festival Overview

Nisqually Watershed History & Geology

Thursday, July 25 6:00-8:30pm Nisqually Reach Nature Center  Nearshore and marine ecology
Saturday, July 27 8:00am-1:00pm UW Pack Forest Field Trip – Mount Rainier Institute, Forests and Forestry
Thursday, August 1 6:00-8:30pm Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Native Plants and Prairies
Saturday, August 3 8:00am-1:00pm TBD Field Trip – Restoration and Recovery Initiatives
Thursday, August 8 6:00-8:30pm Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge History and Programs
Thursday, August 15 6:00-8:30pm Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Nisqually River Education Project

Water Quality Monitoring

Saturday, August 17 8:00am-1:00pm Clear Creek Hatchery Field Trip – Nisqually Indian Tribe Hatchery
Thursday, August 22 6:00-8:30pm Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Salmon Recovery
Thursday, August 29 6:00-8:30pm Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Potluck and Volunteer Workshop
Saturday, September 28 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 streamstewards@nisquallyriver.org 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

Miscellaneous

  • 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

Videos

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.