Nisqually Restoration and Monitoring Partners
Nisqually River Groups and Organizations
  • Nisqually River Council is an education, coordination and advocacy organization that works with diverse partners to promote ecological, economic and social integrity in the Nisqually Watershed. The NRC has 25 active members, including elected officials, local, state and federal agencies, non-profits, citizens and businesses. It coordinates the Nisqually River Education Project and is a partner in the Nisqually Stream Stewards program.
  • Nisqually Land Trust acquires land to protect the Nisqually River watershed and its wildlife.
  • Nisqually Reach Nature Center is a nonprofit dedicated to educating children and adults on estuarine environments and assisting on bird and invertebrate monitoring.
  • Stewardship Partners has a program engaging local stakeholders in the protection of the Nisqually Watershed.
Puget Sound Groups and Organizations
  • Coastal Habitats in Puget Sound (CHIPS) is a interdisciplinary collaboration to coordinate, conduct and integrate USGS studies of nearshore processes and coastal habitats. CHIPS works with federal, tribe, state, local entities, NGOs and academia to identify science needs and conduct studies of physical, chemical, and biological processes to improve our understanding and ability to predict how land use, including habitat restoration, influences the nearshore environment.
  • Puget Sound Partnership is the state agency charged with recovering Puget Sound. The PSP develops the Puget Sound Action Agenda and coordinates with local entities and local integrating organizations to implement key portions of the Action Agenda.
  • Puget Sound Nearshore Partnership  is a collaboration between the Corps of Engineers, state, local and federal agencies, tribes, industries, and environmental organizations to identify significant ecosystem problems, evaluate solutions and restore and conserve critical nearshore habitat.
  • South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group is a nonprofit organization that works to protect and restore salmon and their habitat. SPSSEG is collaborating on several restoration projects within the Nisqually Watershed.
  • People for Puget Sound is driven by a vision of a clean and healthy Sound, with ample fish and wildlife, cared for by people who live there.
  • Alliance for Puget Sound Shorelines is a partnership between People for Puget Sound, the Trust for Public Land and The Nature Conservancy for the protection and restoration of Puget Sound shorelines.
  • Alliance for a Healthy South Sound is the Lead Integrating Organization, recognized by the Puget Sound Partnership, for implementing portions of the Action Agenda. It is a collaboration of Tribes, elected officials, non-profits, businesses and more.
  • eBird observations at the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge is an online database launched by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society. The link above displays real-time bird observations at the Refuge.
  • Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office supports salmon recovery by funding habitat protection and restoration projects, and administers the Salmon Recovery Funding Board and Puget Sound Acquisition and Restoration programs, which both provided grant funding for this projects, and many others within the Nisqually Watershed.
  • Salmon Recovery Funding Board supports salmon recovery by funding habitat protection and restoration projects. It supports related programs and activities that produce sustainable, measurable benefits for fish and their habitat.
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) endeavors to understand and predict changes in Earth’s environment and conserve and manage coastal and marine resources to meet our Nation’s economic, social and environmental needs.
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) leads the nation’s environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. EPA’s mission is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has worked for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.