Nisqually River Delta—Humans and Nature Benefiting Together

General Information Product 228
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This is a brochure created in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the Nisqually Indian Tribe, and the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Designed for a public audience, the brochure describes the history of the Nisqually Indian Tribe, the ecology of the delta, the resources and recreational opportunities available for Refuge visitors, future challenges posed by climate change, and opportunities to protect wildlife and their habitats in the future.

Suggested Citation

Byrd, K.B., Woo, I., Nakai, G., Preston, D., and Jenkins, S., 2023, Nisqually River Delta—Humans and nature benefiting together: U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product 228, 14 p.,

ISSN: 2332-354X (online)

ISSN: 2332-3531 (print)

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Table of Contents

  • History of Nisqually—The River and the People
  • Nisqually Today—The Habitat
  • Nisqually Today—The Visitors
  • Nisqually Fisheries
  • Nisqually Birdwatching
  • Nisqually Carbon
  • Challenges at Nisqually—Climate and Sea Level Rise
  • Resilience and the Future of Nisqually
  • References and Acknowledgments
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Nisqually River Delta—Humans and nature benefiting together
Series title General Information Product
Series number 228
DOI 10.3133/gip228
Year Published 2023
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Science and Decisions Center
Description 14 p.
Country United States
State Washington
Other Geospatial Nisqually River Delta
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
Google Analytic Metrics Metrics page
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