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Cowlitz Restoration & Recovery Grant Program

A new habitat program to support Upper Cowlitz basin salmon and steelhead recovery

The Cowlitz Restoration & Recovery (CRR) Program supports habitat projects in lieu of upstream volitional fish passage through the Cowlitz Hydroelectric Project.


This program is supported by a $17 million dollar program established by Tacoma Power Utilities to implement projects that protect and promote the recovery of ESA-listed Upper Cowlitz and Cispus River salmon and steelhead.

New - download the applicant workshop presentation!

RSVP with Steve West at swest@lcfrb.gen.wa.us

The call for habitat projects is planned for Fall 2021. 

Interested in participating?

Questions? Contact Steve West: swest@lcfrb.gen.wa.us | (360) 608-2450

Program Area

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The Cowlitz Restoration & Recovery Program supports habitat projects in the Upper Cowlitz basin upstream of the Barrier Dam, and in the Lower Cowlitz mainstem river between its confluence with the Toutle River and the Barrier Dam. 


Coming Soon -

2022 Grant Round


Salmon Recovery Grants Manual

Evaluation Questions

Grant Round Calendar

Application Checklist

Key Grant Round Events

Applicant Workshop - October 26, 2021


Community Workshop - Winter 2021

Pre-Proposal Meetings - Winter 2021

Preliminary Applications Due - Spring 2022

Application Tours - Spring 2022

Lead Entity Feedback Published - Spring 2022

Final Applications Due - June 27, 2022 at 12 PM

Project Ranking Meeting - July 2022

LCFRB Meeting - August 5, 2022

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