The Little Naches Levee Reach Restoration Project improved 1.24 miles of river that is home to resident cutthroat and rainbow trout, mountain whitefish, steelhead, bull trout, coho, and spring Chinook salmon. The river in this reach was damaged by past human actions, including removal of log jams, bulldozing of the
Stormwater runoff from roofs and roads can carry amounts of pollutants lethal to salmon and exacerbate flood events which wash eggs & juveniles downstream. Rain gardens, cisterns and native landscaping can address these challenges by slowing the flow of water, filtering out pollutants, and recharging the earth with clean water.
LCFEG is working with Inter-Fluve and Parr Excellence to design and implement a plan to re-establish natural processes in the headwaters of Baird Creek, a Coweeman River tributary in Weyerhaeuser’s St. Helens Tree Farm. This project culminates instream fish habitat restoration in Baird Creek and the upper Coweeman; LCFEG started
The Clime Time teacher training program gave 49 teachers a multi session opportunity to build their climate change understanding and science teaching practices during supported interactions outdoors on school grounds working with other environmental educators and local tribal partners. Through assessment data, teachers continue to report positive changes about their
The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s Caldero Side Channel Project created nearly 1,000 feet of off-channel habitat for both spawning adult salmon and rearing juveniles. In the winter of 2023, 250 community volunteers with help from our Washington Conservation Corps Crew, planted and mulched 6,700 native trees and shrubs on the banks
Salmon Camp 2023 was a joint program between the Quillayute Valley School District and the Pacific Coast Salmon Coalition, who received a Washington state grant from the Department of Recreation and Conservation called “No Child Left Inside”. Salmon Camp invited 6th and 7th graders who qualified for summer school due
Ovenell Slough is documented and identified as “extremely good rearing area that needs to be protected” during a 2002 Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) survey of the site. Before restoration, a two-foot-wide, 80-foot-long culvert was blocking fish from accessing high quality habitat upstream in Ovenell Slough, and the
The Mill Creek Flood Control Project was built by the Corps of Engineers in the 1940s. It has saved Walla Walla many times from flooding, most recently in 2020. However, the flood control channel is a barrier to over 50 miles of headwater habitat for salmon, steelhead, and bull trout.
At Deschutes RM 34.5, SPSSEG partnered with Weyerhaeuser to install over 300 pieces of large wood across 0.5-miles of stream. A myriad of structures like margin jams, floodplain jams and channel spanning jams were installed to increase the availability of complex habitats, as well as reduce fine sediment for which
The Willow Creek Salmon and Watershed Education Center operated by Sound Salmon Solutions (SSS) has a unique opportunity to raise up to 80,000 coho salmon each year, giving volunteers a chance to directly impact salmon restoration. Volunteers are invited to each stage of the salmon rearing process, from the egg