“A fifth-generation Petersen explores the property her family has conserved.”
Photo credit: Leif Livedson
From the Nisqually Land Trust:
Since 1933, the Petersen family has owned and operated their 230-acre ranch on the shores of the Nisqually River. Today, the ranch includes over 100 acres of pasture land, a rich riparian forest along Yelm Creek, and a well-stocked Douglas fir forest. With over a mile of Nisqually River shoreline at the mouth of Yelm Creek, the property remains critical habitat for spawning and rearing salmon.
With funding and support from the Petersen Family, Thurston County, and the Nisqually Tribe, this property will remain a working ranch under a conservation easement held by the Nisqually Land Trust.
This family’s thoughtful planning will enable their future generations to continue to own and operate the ranch while protecting and restoring vital salmon habitat.
The Nisqually Land Trust is pleased to be a part of creating the Petersen Ranch Legacy.
Join us in celebrating the completion of this extraordinary project at our 25th Anniversary Conservation Dinner & Auction, Saturday, April 26th.