Nooksack River Stewards 

The Nooksack River Stewards program is collaboration between the United States Forest Service and  NSEA. Through the River Stewards program, NSEA engages residents and visitors and provides outreach and education about wild salmon, native fish populations, and the Nooksack River watershed.

The River Stewards program is based in Glacier, WA. All events are free and open to the public – no registration required.

The River Stewards program is based in Glacier, WA. All events are free and open to the public – no registration required.

Program Features

NSEA recruits and trains volunteer River Stewards to educate visitors and residents about salmon in the North Fork of the Nooksack River and shares stewardship practices that reduce negative impacts to salmon and salmon habitat. River Stewards are stationed in Glacier, the hub for visitors to the North Fork watershed, on weekends from June-September during the busy summer season and educate the people who live, paddle, hike, camp, and play by the river in four ways: 

Outreach Booth   The River Stewards outreach booth is set up at the  US Forest Service Glacier Public Service Center  all summer.

Outreach Booth

The River Stewards outreach booth is set up at the US Forest Service Glacier Public Service Center all summer.

Nooksack River Walk   River Stewards lead interpretive walks at the  Horseshoe Bend Trail  just east of Glacier.

Nooksack River Walk

River Stewards lead interpretive walks at the Horseshoe Bend Trail just east of Glacier.

Rafting Talks   River Stewards work with commercial rafting company partners to educate boaters about salmon in the river.

Rafting Talks

River Stewards work with commercial rafting company partners to educate boaters about salmon in the river.

Community Events   River Stewards offer free, fun, family-friendly events to educate and engage residents and visitors about the significance of salmon in the Nooksack River.

Community Events

River Stewards offer free, fun, family-friendly events to educate and engage residents and visitors about the significance of salmon in the Nooksack River.