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
620 Old Pacific Highway Olympia, WA 98513

Phone: (360) 456-5221

David Troutt, Natural Resources Director

The Nisqually Natural Resources Department consists of the following programs:

Salmon Recovery Program
Christopher Ellings, Salmon Recovery Program Manager
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 Program Manager
Shellfish Management Program
Margaret Homerding, Shellfish Program Manager
Nisqually Shellfish Farm
Richard Iyall, Shellfish Farm Manager


 lightbulbicon30x30.jpg Downloadable Flyers (Require Adobe Reader, click here dowloadicon_25x25.jpg to download it for free)

dowloadicon_25x25.jpg Title 14 - Annual Fishing Regulations
dowloadicon_25x25.jpg Map 1 - Nisqually Delta
dowloadicon_25x25.jpg Map 2 - Nisqually River and Shenahnum (McAllister) Creek
dowloadicon_25x25.jpg Map 3 - Nisqually Marine Usual and Accustomed Area


No hunting permits will be issued until August 24th of each calendar year. 

Additional Resources.jpglightbulbicon30x30.jpg Downloadable Flyers (Require Adobe Reader, click here dowloadicon_25x25.jpg to download it for free)


dowloadicon_25x25.jpg Nisqually Digital Hunting Atlas

dowloadicon_25x25.jpg Salmon Recovery Funding Available in the Nisqually Watershed
Computer_icon.jpg Eyes Over Puget Sound: The Washington Department of Ecology Report

Computer_icon.jpg Salmon scientists zoom in on plankton: Read the full story here...

Computer_icon.jpg Visit the Salmon Recovery Portal to view information about our salmon recovery projects (includes habitat restoration and protection, research, monitoring, and evaluation.)
Computer_icon.jpg See updates on the development of Ohop Creek Restoration Project





Winter 2021


 Spring 2017



 Winter 2015/2016




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