Natural Resources


The Nisqually people have traditionally lived off the land and rivers, sustaining our civilization through the respect and protection of our natural ecosystem. The Nisqually Department of Natural Resources maintains these pristine native lands and waterways important to the survival of fish, plants and wildlife, and in turn our cultural heritage.

Nisqually Natural Resources
12501 Yelm Highway S.E. Olympia, WA 98513
Phone: (360) 438-8687

David Troutt, Director



The Nisqually Natural Resources Department consists of the following programs:

Salmon Recovery Program
Christopher Ellings, Biologist

Salmon Enhancement
Bill St. Jean, Chief Enhancement Biologist


Environmental Management
George Walter, Environmental Program Supervisor

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Jennifer Cutler, GIS Program Manager

Harvest Management Program
Craig Smith, Harvest Management Biologist

Professional Harvest Diver Training Course

Marine Services Division
Dennis Lucia, Nisqually Tribe Department of Natural Resources Manager/Diving Supervisor

Nisqually Natural Resources News and Events
- June 2014 Professional Harvest Diver Training Course. Click here for brochure.
- Yil-Me-Hu Winter 2013/2014.  Click here to view newsletter


MISSION: The Nisqually Tribe’s mission is to perpetuate our home and our culture, by helping our people thrive.


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