Nisqually Mashel

  • Land Protected: 71.1 acres
  • Shoreline Protected: 0.9 miles of river mainstem
  • Protection Timeline: 2009 (71.1 acres)
  • Conservation Values: Fish and wildlife habitats, including upland forest, riparian forest and river shoreline
  • Property Overview:  This Protected Area includes just under a mile of shoreline along the Nisqually River just downstream from the confluence with the Mashel River. Most of the site is steep, high bluff. Salmon and trout (Chinook and steelhead, in particular) use this part of the Nisqually for spawning and rearing. During low water conditions it is a staging area for fish waiting to enter the Mashel River.
  • Conservation Partners: Salmon Recovery Funding Board and Nisqually Indian Tribe
  • Property Guidelines: This property was transferred to the Nisqually Indian Tribe in 2015 and is managed by the Tribe’s Parks and Recreation Commission.