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.

New National Habitat, Climate and Infratructure Grants


Do you have a salmon recovery project that could use funding?

New funding opportunities have recently been announced through multiple national programs.

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) opened the inaugural America the Beautiful Challenge in May 2022. This historic new initiative is a public-private grant program to fund large-scale, locally led conservation projects across the nation. Learn more

The Pacific Salmon Commission issued the 2023 Call for Proposals for the Southern Fund, which seeks proposals from British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and the Snake River basin in Idaho that are consistent with the Strategic Goals and Objectives identified in the Southern Boundary Restoration and Enhancement Fund Strategic Plan. For more information, click

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has funding opportunities through the Infrastructure Law targeting investments in the areas of habitat restoration, coastal resilience, and climate data and services to advance ongoing federal efforts toward building climate resilience. There are multiple grant programs available through this opportunity. Click the link below to find one that works for your projects!
News Release:
Biden Administration announces historic coastal and climate resilience funding

Reach out to LCFRB staff to discuss applicability of these programs to the Lower Columbia region, as well as restoration and recovery priorities to help guide and support your work. 
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Restoration on Little Cow Creek. Photo courtesy of Brice Crayne.


July 13 LCFRB TAC Monthly Meeting CANCELED

July 26 LCFRB TAC Salmon Recovery Grant Project Ranking Meeting, Contact Lorie for more information 

July 27 LCFRB Salmon Recovery Grant recommended ranked list posted

August 5 LCFRB Monthly Board Meeting, Contact Lorie for more information

August 8 LCFRB Salmon Recovery Grant Ranked List posted

August 10 LCFRB TAC Monthly Meeting, Contact Lorie for more information

September 2 LCFRB Monthly Board Meeting, Contact Lorie for more information 

September 5 Labor Day holiday, LCFRB office is closed

September 21-22 Salmon Recovery Funding Board Meeting

The LCFRB 2021 Annual Report has been published! Click here to go to the ESRI StoryMap and easily scroll through the report. You can navigate to different sections by using the title "tabs" across the top of the story board when you get past the title page. Click on the images in the narrative to zoom in, and the links will take you to presentations, documents, and webpages.

LCFRB 2021 Annual Report

The due date for submitting applications has past for the 2022 LCFRB Salmon Recovery Grant and Cowlitz Restoration and Recovery Grant programs. Check back at the beginning of 2023 for information on the next grant opportunities. Materials are available on the individual grant pages.  

2022 Annual Grant Opportunities Closed

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."