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Recovering Salmon & Steelhead To Healthy, Harvestable Levels

The Lower Columbia Fish Recovery Board is the Regional Salmon Recovery Organization and Lead Entity for salmon habitat restoration for the lower Columbia River in southwest Washington. The LCFRB works with a diversity of partners to recover species comprised of 74 distinct salmon, steelhead, and bull trout populations to healthy, harvestable levels by guiding implementation of the federally adopted recovery plan.

The 2023 LCFRB Salmon Recovery Grant rounds including the Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB), the Cowlitz Restoration & Recovery (CRR), and a one-time LCFRB Small Grant, are now open!

Also, in case you missed the live webinar, here is a link to the WA State Recreation and Conservation office's 2023 SRFB Application Workshop.

Salmon habitat project funded through a Salmon Recovery Funding Board grant.

LCFRB is seeking additional Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) members

The LCFRB TAC are technical advisors representing various environmental disciplines that meet monthly to advise the Board on fish recovery issues and evaluate, rank, and monitor projects and programs and make recommendations to the Board. We need a variety of individuals with fish recovery, water quality, engineering, habitat restoration and other natural resource expertise to bring their knowledge and experience to the TAC.

We will start reviweing applications on February 21 to bring recommendations to the Board at their March 3 meeting. If you are intersted in participating on the TAC, we encourage you to apply!

For more information on the TAC recruitment visit our TAC webpage.

TAC Members on site with a project sponsor in 2019.

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The Pacific Northwest Aquatic Monitoring Partnership has published a new report summarizing take home messages from 13 IMW studies across the Pacific Northwest. The report provides the salmon recovery and habitat restoration community an initial indication of management implications from the IMW result to date, and how to apply this information to their own programs.

Learn more about the Lower Columbia IMW!

Sampling salmon in the Lower Columbia Intensively Monitored Watershed study area. Photo courtesy of Jamie Lamperth.


February 6 - March 4 Grant Pre-proposal Meetings, Contact Steve to schedule

February 15 LCFRB Salmon Recovery Grant Round workshop, hybrid meeting- RSVP for meeting information 

February 20 President's Day holiday, LCFRB Office is closed

March 3 LCFRB Monthly Board Meeting, Contact Lorie for more information

March 8 LCFRB TAC Monthly Meeting, CANCELED

March 22 LCFRB Salmon Recovery 101 Webinar, Contact Denise for more information

April 3 LCFRB Salmon Recovery Grant Applications due at 12 PM

Recovery Plan Vision

"Washington lower Columbia salmon, steelhead, and bull trout are recovered to healthy, harvestable levels that will sustain productive sport, commercial, and tribal fisheries through the restoration and protection of the ecosystems upon which they depend and the implementation of supportive hatchery and fishery practices."

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