The Lower Columbia Fish Recovery Board leads the coordinated implementation of locally-driven salmon recovery and watershed management plans across our region to restore at-risk fish and ensure we have clean water, healthy forests, working farms, and thriving rural and urban communities into the future.
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Past editions:

Volume 12, 2019

Volume 11, 2019

Volume 10, 2019

Volume 9, 2019

Volume 8, 2019

Volume 7, 2018

Call for Salmon Recovery Projects

The 2021 Lower Columbia Salmon Recovery Grant Round is now open!

The Lower Columbia Fish Recovery Board is soliciting proposals for salmon recovery monitoring and habitat assessments, designs, acquisition, and restoration projects under the Salmon Recovery Funding Board grant program.


More information can be found on our Salmon Recovery Grants page. 

Pilot Recovery Partner Habitat Program Review Completed

A pilot study review of recovery partners' habitat program implementation efforts in the East Fork Lewis River watershed was published this fall. More details on the project and the report can be found here. 

State Awards $18 Million in Grants to Recover Salmon

On September 17, the Salmon Recovery Funding Board awarded $18 million dollars in grants to organizations around the state to repair rivers, remove barriers blocking fish passage and replant riverbanks in an effort to recover salmon from the brink of extinction.

The grants, given annually, went to 91 projects in 29 of the state’s 39 counties. In addition, the funding board approved Puget Sound projects, requesting $38 million, to be funded from the Puget Sound Acquisition and Restoration Fund, which awaits Legislative approval next year.

“These grants are the lifeblood of our salmon recovery efforts in Washington State,” said Gov. Jay Inslee. “They fund the core of our efforts and attract $37.5 million from other sources. These grants, along with the hard work invested by thousands of people working in our state to save salmon, have gone a long way to slowing the decline of salmon."

Read the Recreation and Conservation Office press release here, 

and find funded projects by county. 

LCFRB Office is Closed and Staff Are Working From Home

Due to health concerns about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), and Governor Inslee's "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order, LCFRB has closed the office and staff are working from home. We are still using our LCFRB email address and office phone number for contacts. You can find staff information on the Contact Us page or Staff page of our website. All meetings have been moved to a teleconference or online webinar. 


We appreciate your understanding and patience. Please contact Denise Smee, LCFRB Program Manager at if you have questions or concerns.


Feb 24  SFRB Applications are due in PRISM, contact staff for more information

Mar 5  LCFRB Regular Monthly Meeting, Webex, 1-3 pm, contact Lorie for more information

Mar 10  LCFRB Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Regular Monthly Meeting, Webex, 9 am- 12 pm

Apr 2  LCFRB Regular Monthly Meeting, Webex, 1-3 pm, contact Lorie for more information

About Our Region

Extending from the mouth of the Columbia River at the ocean upstream to and including, the White Salmon River, our region includes 18 major watersheds in 5 different counties in SW Washington.


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."

Lower Columbia Fish Recovery Board, 11018 NE 51st Circle, Vancouver, WA 98682    

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