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The Nisqually River between its headwaters on Mount Rainier and Puget Sound. CREDIT: WA STATE PARKS

New airport proposal for Pierce and Thurston counties met with opposition

Southeast of the Puget Sound, in rural Pierce and Thurston counties, there’s lots of open land. It’s the home of the Nisqually River Watershed and some of the last remaining prairie ecosystems in the state.
The Nisqually Indian Tribe manages 90 miles of land, from Mount Rainier to the mouth of the Nisqually River — a fraction of the homelands of the tribe, said Willy Frank III, tribal chairman. Continue Reading New airport proposal for Pierce and Thurston counties met with opposition

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