Nisqually Watershed Salmon Recovery Funding

The Nisqually Indian Tribe is requesting grant proposals for salmon habitat restoration and protection projects in the Nisqually River watershed.

An estimate $400,000 in state funding is available for on-the-ground habitat restoration projects, land acquisitions, or assessments that will lead to projects. Eligible project proposals will be ranked by the Nisqually River Council and submitted to the state Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB) and the state legislature for funding consideration. Projects that match high priority actions and geographic areas in the Nisqually Watershed’s Salmon Recovery strategy will have the best chance of receiving a high-ranking and funding.

Photo by Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission

Eligible applicants for funding include:

  • Local governments
  • State agencies (with a local partner)
  • Conservation districts
  • Tribes
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Special purpose districts
  • Regional Fisheries Enhancement Groups
  • Private landowners

Interested parties must submit a Letter of Intent to the Nisqually Indian Tribe’s Natural Resources Office by March 1, 2019, and completed applications are tentatively due August 8, 2019.

For more information or questions on the grant, contact Ashley Von Essen, Lead Entity Coordinator for Nisqually Tribe Natural Resources at (360) 456-5221 ext. 2145 or vonessen.ashley@nisqually-nsn.gov.