Legal Protections

 

Traditional Cultural Property (TCP)

In 2009, Snoqualmie Falls is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a Traditional Cultural Property, acknowledging its pre-contact history and sacred, spiritual and cultural significance of the area to the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe.

Conservation Easement

The Grant Deed of Conservation Easement, filed June 27, 2001, provides for a conservation easement that limits development on the property. This conservation was unique in its time and included a Traditional Cultural Property which acknowledges the sacred quality of the mists generated by Snoqualmie Falls and the Protected Property’s historic, sacred, spiritual and cultural significance of the area to the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe. The Easement also values the preservation of views and provides natural, open space in a rapidly expanding suburban area.

Stewardship Plan

The Grant Deed of Conservation Easement provides for preparation of a Stewardship and Maintenance Plan to be developed by the City of Snoqualmie, Forterra and the Snoqualmie Tribe.