The Nisqually Delta startedforming about 15,000 years ago.
The Nisqually Indians were the first people to live in the area.The Nisqually people were first known as “Squally-absch”,meaning “people of the grass country”.Americans later changed the spelling to Nisqually.
Medicine Creek Treaty TreeBefore and after the December 15, 2006 wind storm
/01+-$2&+3-41$5%&)$ In 1904 A.L. Brown bought 850 acres along McAllister Creek, as well as 1,500 acres along the Nisqually River Delta, building a earthen dike to keep the salt water out of the low delta lands.
Many plans were proposed for the delta, including a landfill!"#$!$#%%&$!(%)$&*)(+$
Luckily, there were conservationists and activists who worked withstate and federal officials to protect the Delta from development.
In 1974, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service established Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge to be managed as part of the National Wildlife Refuge System.