Chiwawa Nutrient Enhancement

In fall 2018, the Cascade Fisheries began a 5-year pilot of nutrient enhancement in the Chiwawa River. Project Goal: Subsidize marine derived nutrients to the Chiwawa River for a five-year pilot program to elevate primary and secondary production, thus increasing food available for target native fish. The long-range goal is

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South Fork Toutle – Little Cow Creek Restoration

Prior to the eruption of Mount Saint Helens in 1980, this high valley supported significant runs of Chinook, coho, steelhead, sea run cutthroat trout, and pacific lamprey. To increase and improve existing habitat, LCFEG added over 400 pieces of wood to Little Cow Creek — improving .39 miles of instream

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Clear Creek Fish Use Study

SPSSEG is coordinating work on behalf of the Floodplains for the Future partnership in the Puyallup Watershed to assess habitat restoration and fish utilization of a potential large-scale delta restoration project on the lower Puyallup River in the Clear Creek watershed. The Clear Creek project study area comprises an 1,100-acre

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McCormick Creek

NSEA removed three consecutive barriers on the McCormick Creek tributary, two barrier culverts and a concrete dam that was in between them. The culverts were replaced with steel bridges. The Dam and associated sediment were removed and approximately 300 feet of new channel was constructed mimicking upstream and downstream reference

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Salmon as Food and Nutrients

Pacific Coast Salmon Salmon Coalition has ensured that returning salmon once viewed as “extra” are put to good use. Each year, not all salmon produced by hatcheries are caught by anglers and commercial fishers.  Some of them return to the hatchery to be spawned to create the next generation of

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Oxbow Creek Remote Site Incubator

Willapa Bay RFEG has a long-running program of installing Remote Site Incubators (RSIs) in streams in their region. RSIs are stocked with fish eggs, and incubate them with fresh streamwater to ensure a high survival rate of the eggs. Sometimes, this program serves to enhance and support the fish production

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Geissler Creek Fish Passage Barrier Correction

During the summer of 2020, we completed a fish passage project that removed three barriers at three separate road crossings on Geissler Creek in the Wynoochee River Basin.  Together this opened up 2.35 miles of excellent spawning and rearing habitat to five species of salmonids including Coho, Chinook, Chum, Steelhead,

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Seabeck Bridge and Culvert Replacement Project

Last year HCSEG completed construction of a new 60 foot bridge over Seabeck Creek. This project replaced a 72-in undersized culvert and failed fish ladder, allowing the salmon and steelhead that call this river home access to the additional 7 miles of spawning habitat upstream. This project also eliminated the

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Pressentin Park Side Channel

The goal of the Pressentin Park project is to enhance and reconnect historic and existing side channel habitat in Pressentin Park, along the Skagit River. Located in the Upper Skagit Valley, Pressentin Park is part of the Skagit County Parks system and is largely undeveloped, providing open space and hiking

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Grant Creek Riparian Project

Empowering “community grit”, Grant Creek embodies the work that we do as an RFEG. Habitat restoration, education, stewardship, community partnering, nonprofit partnering and enthusiastic volunteers have all been essential to the success. In 2020-21 (Phase 1) twelve acres of invasive control has been accomplished and over 1900 native plants installed.

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