How do you connect with the Snoqualmie River?

The Snoqualmie Tribe is studying the river ecology and landscape processes in the Upper Snoqualmie Corridor. They will develop a plan to share how conditions are expected to change in a warming climate.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the Community to connect during the COVID pandemic. The Tribe wants to hear your thoughts and feelings regarding the Snoqualmie River, changes, and a resilient future.

Your survey responses will be incorporated and shared in the Resilient Corridor Plan that will result from this project. The plan will:

  • Assess the current state of river ecology and landscape processes in the project area, and how these processes affect water quality, water quantity, floodplain function, and in-stream aquatic habitat
  • Assess how the conditions and processes are expected to change in a warming climate
  • Gather stories and values regarding the Upper Snoqualmie River corridor that are central to the Tribal community’s relationship with the river, as well as how they feel about changes
  • Gather input about values and feelings about the changes from the larger local community
  • Foster knowledge-sharing across the community to support a richer cultural relationship with the Snoqualmie River and to promote a sense of common stewardship.

Their survey is now live on the tribal website, and they invite your thoughts and creative responses through storytelling, art submissions, photos, videos, and more!

Relative elevation map (REM). Colors depict elevation relative to the river’s current channel.  High spots show up more warm colors and the cool colors are lower. Draws out the floodplain features in this area, showing historic channel migration.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an interview with the project team, contact Matt Baerwalde at or 425-495-4111.

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  • Thank you for this! It’s really important to keep tabs on this precious source of mountain drainage that is so critical to the natural beauty of the whole Snoqualmie Valley.

  • Living Snoqualmie