2015 Conservation Highlights
- Over two miles and 240 acres of riparian shoreline were permanently protected; 5,125 total acres protected to date
- Staff and volunteer Site Stewards monitored all 14 of the protected areas, or habitat blocks, that we group our properties in.
- 349 volunteers contributed more than 3,901 hours to the Land Trust.
- Staff, volunteers, and watershed partners planted 30,600 native trees and shrubs on Land Trust properties, bringing our total plantings to over 245,000.
- Over a hundred people participated in nature walks on our lands
- 38 acres of invasive ivy, blackberry and scotch broom removed to improve wildlife habitat
- The Nisqually is the only river in the country with its headwaters protected by a National Park and its delta protected by a National Wildlife Refuge.
- The Nisqually is home to five native salmon species: Chinook, coho, chum, and pink salmon and steelhead trout.
- All told, the Land Trust and its watershed partners have permanently protected 77 percent of the mainstem Nisqually River’s 84 shoreline miles.
- Threatened and at-risk species found in the watershed include Chinook salmon, steelhead trout, northern spotted owls, marbled murrelets, bald eagles, northern goshawks, pileated woodpeckers and peregrine falcons.