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First Nature Walk of 2014

Sunday, May 4th at 10am

Don't miss Maria Ruth, author of highly acclaimed book Rare Bird. Maria will speak on "Murrelets and Forests - Birds and Buffers" in Ashford. Then join the Land Trust on a moderate to vigorous nature walk (1.5 mile loop) through forest stands on Land Trust and Forest Service land that buffers the Ashford Natural Resources Conservation Area.

This is a free event, but space is limited to 20 people - RSVP is required. To register call 360-489-3400 or email staff@nisquallylandtrust.org.

Bring a lunch along for after the walk.

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We are looking forward to our 25th Anniversary Conservation Dinner and Auction this coming Saturday!

Click Here to view the Live Auction Catalog

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We Did It!

We met our match! Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of our supporters, our year-end Conservation Appeal more than met the challenge match of $16,000 offered by Ward and Rita Willits, John Mounts, and Steve and Yael Klein.

All told, we raised over $46,000, well exceeding our goal and helping us enter 2014 in great shape to accomplish our conservation mission.

Our deepest thanks to all who gave so generously, at year's end and throughout the year. You're at the heart of all we do. And...

Happy Anniversary!

This year the Nisqually Land Trust celebrates its 25th Anniversary. Thanks! We've come a long way together, and we look forward to sharing our work with you for the next 25.

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Nisqually Land Trust Earns National Recognition

Accreditation Awarded by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission  

The Nisqually Land Trust is excited to announce that after an extensive evaluation, we have been awarded accreditation by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. Nisqually Land Trust is among 230 land trusts from across the country that have been awarded accreditation since the fall of 2008.

The seal is a mark of distinction in land conservation. To read more about the accreditation, view the press release.

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Nisqually Community Forest Report Now Available

What would it take to create a Nisqually Community Forest – a forest owned and managed for the benefit of the people of the Nisqually Watershed itself?

For the past 18 months, the Nisqually Community Forest Project has explored that idea with stakeholders throughout the watershed. The Project completed its conceptual planning phase and has prepared a report. You’re invited to read and comment on the report, and to join the project. Read more

 A community forest starts with a community!

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The Nisqually Land Trust acquires and manages critical lands to permanently protect the water, wildlife, natural areas, and scenic vistas of the Nisqually River watershed.

 

   

Nisqually Land Trust Map
Rising from the meltwaters of an ancient glacier, the Nisqually River courses 78 miles through Mount Rainier National Park to its delta in the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, on Puget Sound.

The Nisqually Land Trust was established in 1989 to protect wildlife habitat threatened by the consequences of rapid population growth. Today it conserves and restores over 3,850 acres in the Nisqually watershed.

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More Land Protection News

  • Historic Eatonville Homestead Purchased (read more)

    240 Acres of Steelhead Trout Habitat Purchased (read more)

    Land Trust Adds 57 acres of Nisqually River Shoreline
    (read more)


  • Land Trust, Eatonville,
    Acquire 79 Acres of Mashel Shoreline (read more)

Check Some of Our
Favorite Links

River of Kings video on the Nisqually River watershed (PBS)

Creating a Community ForestExecutive Director Joe Kane at TedX Tacoma

Nisqually Tribe tracking salmon through Ohop creek

Nisqually Wildlife Refuge