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Summer Nature Walks

We hope that you will join us this summer for a visit to one or more of the Land Trust properties. See our events page for more info.

These are free events, but space is limited - RSVP is required. To register call 360-489-3400 or email


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.

What could be a better gift than the gift of time? In honor of our 25th anniversary, the Nisqually Land Trust is asking you to give us 25 hours of your time to help us improve the watershed.

Come celebrate with us by planting trees, removing invasive weeds, and joining in other volunteer events.

Anyone who participates in and documents 25 hours of service between January and December 2014 will receive a token of appreciation from the Land Trust. Volunteers who complete those hours prior to September will be recognized at our Annual Meeting.


Sending out A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who made our 25th Anniversary Conservation Dinner and Auction a wonderful event!


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.


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!


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 4,850 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