The National Wildlife Refuge System is committed to building partnerships which encourage conservation and preservation of our natural and cultural resources.  Partnerships with the Refuge System bring innovative approaches to solving land management and water disputes in the most environmentally protective manner.  Scientifically-informed and technologically-based stewardship of our public lands, waters, wildlife and special places must be collaborative efforts between the Refuge System, other government agencies, and private organizations if conservation efforts are to succeed.

  • Nisqually River Council

    The Nisqually River Council’s Mission is to encourage and support sustainability in the Nisqually Watershed in order to steward our resources in perpetuity and build a model for harmonious living.

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  • Nisqually River Foundation

    The Nisqually River Foundation is the 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides funding and staffing to support the work of the Nisqually River Council.

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  • Nisqually Reach Nature Center

    Nisqually Reach Nature Center is a volunteer-run, membership-supported, nonprofit organization that promotes the understanding, appreciation, and preservation of the Nisqually estuarine ecosystem and its integral role in the local environment, history, and culture, through interpretation, education, and research.

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  • Nisqually Land Trust

    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.

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  • The Nisqually Indian Tribe

    The Nisqually people have traditionally lived off the land and rivers, sustaining their civilization through the respect and protection of the natural ecosystem. Some tribal lands are included within the Refuge, and the tribe has been a critical partner in our restoration efforts.

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  • The Friends of Nisqually NWR

    More than 200 nonprofit Refuge Friends organizations support national wildlife refuges, whether they work with a single refuge, a refuge complex or an entire state. Friends members are crucial to conserving and protecting our nation’s wildlife and teaching millions of Americans that their actions today determine the conservation legacy of tomorrow. Friends of Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge is an important partner, helping to support Refuge programs.

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