Nisqually Land Trust Conservation Project Manager (and Tumwater City Councilperson) Nicole Hill explained the history and purpose of the Nisqually Land Trust.  The Trust acquires and manages critical lands to permanently protect the water, wildlife, natural areas, and scenic vistas of the Nisqually River watershed.  The Nisqually Land Trust was established in 1989 to protect wildlife habitat threatened by the consequences of rapid population growth. Today it conserves and restores over 3,400 acres in the Nisqually watershed.