Recovering Salmon & Steelhead To Healthy, Harvestable Levels

Read the Recreation and Conservation Office's 2020 State of Salmon in Watersheds report

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Working with Salmon & Steelhead Habitat, Harvest, Hatcheries, and Hydropower Systems

The Lower Columbia Fish Recovery Board works with state and federal agencies, local governments and non-profit organizations to design
and implement scientifically-sound restoration projects and innovative
strategies that will safeguard our water and other natural resources and
make our communities stronger into the future.

Protecting High Quality Habitat and Restoration Watershed Conditions

At the heart of our region are 18 watersheds and several thousand miles of rivers and streams that feed the main stem of the lower Columbia River and support salmon, steelhead and bull trout throughout their life cycle.  Since 1998 the Board has help secure more than $60 million to implement projects that improve off channel and side channel areas for spawning and rearing, enhance stream conditions that support migrating fish and reducing unstable hillslopes that cause sediment buildup.  Our sponsors include local public works departments, volunteers and tribal ecologists. 

Washougal River
Washougal River

Since the late 90's the Board has worked with sponsoring organizations to implement habitat restoration and conservation projects. More than $50 million has been awarded to 20 partners who have contributed 30% in matching funds, services and materials.

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Chinook River Tidegate
Chinook River Tidegate

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Fisheries
Fisheries

Fisheries are unique among the listing factors considered in the Plan in that they are both a goal of recovery and a factor that can jeopardize continued existence. Healthy stocks of salmon living in favorable habitats will support large, renewable harvestable fish for commercial and recreational activities.

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Washougal River
Washougal River

Since the late 90's the Board has worked with sponsoring organizations to implement habitat restoration and conservation projects. More than $50 million has been awarded to 20 partners who have contributed 30% in matching funds, services and materials.

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