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Cowlitz Restoration & Recovery Grant Program

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

The 2022 CRR Grant Program is CLOSED

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.

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. 

Key Grant Round Events

Applicant Workshop - October 26, 2021


Community Workshop - November 17, 2021

Pre-Proposal Meetings - Dec. 7, 2021-Feb. 1, 2022

Preliminary Applications Due - March 1, 2022 at 12 PM

Application Tours - Tentative for Apr. 5-20, 2022

Lead Entity Feedback Published - May 2, 2022

Final Applications Due - June 27, 2022 at 12 PM

Project Ranking Meeting - July 26, 2022

LCFRB Meeting - August 5, 2022

New! Final Applications can now be downloaded:

CRR-2022-001 Upper Cowlitz Culvert Inventory

CRR-2022-002 Creating Habitat on Cispus Tributaries

CRR-2022-003 Kiona Creek-LCPUD

CRR-2022-004 Cispus Yellowjacket IV

Looking for Project Ideas?

Download the Applicant Workshop Presentation 

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