Recovering Salmon & Steelhead To Healthy, Harvestable Levels
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.
We treasure the complex and diverse beauty and abundance of the Lower Columbia region. We want to retain the qualities that define its uniqueness and support thriving urban and rural communities, ensure clean water and air, abundant and harvestable fish and wildlife, productive farms, healthy forests, and access to recreation and inspiration.
All fish in the Columbia River travel through our region. From the estuary to the Gorge, the Lower Columbia is home to more threatened salmon and steelhead populations than the rest of the Columbia River watersheds combined. Four of the 13 ESA-listed species depend on the tributaries of Lower Columbia. Our region is complex and diverse. It relies on the availability of clean water. Half a million people live in four distinct sub-regions. We share the area with the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Vancouver/Clark County is one of the fastest growing metro areas in the state. We seek to ensure that the future of our region retains what we love best about this unique place while maintaining thriving communities.