Conservation Efforts

Conservation in Snoqualmie

More than 100 years ago, Snoqualmie began producing clean, sustainable electricity at the Snoqualmie Falls power plant. That tradition continues. Throughout its history, the City of Snoqualmie has been a leader and partner in conservation.


Conservation is a movement spanning the political, social, and scientific fields seeking to protect natural resources, including plant and animal species as well as their future habitats. The City of Snoqualmie is actively doing its part to conserve the natural resources of the region while maintaining a high quality of life for both residents and visitors to this beautiful valley.


With Snoqualmie’s rapid growth, natural resources can be threatened unless protective action is taken. Cooperation in the development of the new master-planned community of Snoqualmie Ridge has ensured maintenance of four acres of land in permanent conservation for every one acre of land developed.


There are many benefits to preserving green spaces within the (sub)urban context. Contact with nature can contribute to one’s physical and mental well-being and the development of social capital. Green spaces offer an aesthetic environment that can improve one’s quality of life by inspiring physical activity, connecting people to the place they live, and elevating one’s mood.

Green Spaces

Green spaces also promote many ecosystem services. An ecosystem service is an environmental function that is necessary to support life on earth, like pollination or maintaining fresh water and clean air. Green spaces also function as carbon sinks – places where carbon dioxide is stored so that it no longer remains in the atmosphere where it would contribute to climate change.

Conservation Efforts

Snoqualmie is engaged in a variety of efforts dedicated to conservation.