Interns work on protecting and restoring wild salmon population

Submitted by Mid Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group A BIG THANK YOU goes out to our 13 college interns! These amazing students have been removing rock dams, monitoring fish populations, habitat, and passage, educating river users and kids, surveying project areas, stewarding riparian plantings and much more! Check out the story

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Volunteers Needed for Summer Chum Trapping in Hood Canal!

Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group (HCSEG), in partnership with WDFW, is again conducting the Summer Chum Conservation Project on the Union River from August 15through October 15th. Hood Canal summer chum are currently listed as threatened and restoration efforts are crucial for their recovery. To aid summer chum recovery, HCSEG and WDFW will be placing

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KIDS’ FISHING DAYS HAVE NEVER BEEN BETTER

Submitted by Tri-State Steelheaders Salmon Enhancement Group Kids Fishing Days for 2018 were once again a smashing success. Hundreds of youth and their families spent the day on the lake, enjoying the outdoors and trying to catch some fish. Over 120 kids registered for the Bennington Lake event on June

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Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group Announces Salmon Project Funding

Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group is pleased to announce that is has received over one million dollars in funds this year to help salmon and the habitat that they call home.  Mid-Columbia Fisheries will be putting those monies to work to restore stream and river habitats vital to the restoration of

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Ancich Memorial Scholarship Applications Due June 1

On Tuesday, March 27th, the Regional Fisheries Coalition (RFC) announced that its annual Paul G. Ancich Memorial Scholarship is again available for graduating high school seniors and college students. Applications for the scholarship are due June 1st. The Ancich Scholarship was created in 2011 by the RFC as a memorial

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A Message from RFC Board President Larry Zalaznik

Dear Friends – As an avid fisherman, I have seen firsthand the impact of drought, fire, warming waters, and low river flows on salmon and steelhead making their way upstream to vital spawning grounds. Fish need a healthy ecosystem comprised of good water quality, streamside vegetation, and instream habitat for

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Nooksack SEA Completes Capitol Campaign

(Bellingham Herald) Community generosity helps NSEA buy permanent home, expand mission to restore salmon. The Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) concluded its two-year, $1.2 million capital campaign after receiving a final significant gift from Phillips 66.

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White Salmon Tributary Lures Young Fish

(The Columbian) At the bottom of a compact, lush gorge, a handful of researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey waved electronic wands through the waters of Buck Creek, a tributary of the White Salmon River, and netted as many juvenile fish as they could find. The work is part of a larger

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