Grants Database

Nisqually Land Trust
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Project Title:
Nisqually River Riparian Stewardship Initiative
Puget Sound Stewardship and Mitigation Fund, 2018
Project Description:

The Land Trust’s mission is to acquire and manage critical lands to permanently benefit the water, wildlife, and people of the Nisqually River Watershed. Today, the Land Trust owns, protects, and stewards more than 7,000 acres in the watershed, and have planted over 290,000 native tress and scrubs on Trust properties. The Nisqually Land Trust seeks funding to continue the work of their Riparian Reforestation Initiative. Funds will be used to help support riparian forest restoration activities along the main stem of the Nisqually River over the next two years. Restoration sites are located near the City of Yelm and along the Nisqually River’s Middle Reach in Thurston and Pierce counties. Project activities, which will engage over 100 volunteers from the local community, will include garbage and debris cleanup; site preparation, planting native trees and shrubs, and seedling maintenance; and a variety of conservation property management tasks including controlling invasive weeds, and removing plant protectors from established seedlings.