Salmon and steelhead require a variety of habitat for spawning, rearing, and completing their migration to and from saltwater.

Regional Fisheries Enhancement Groups (RFEGs) utilize local salmon recovery plans and priorities to implement a wide variety of habitat restoration activities that support the entire ecosystem salmon and steelhead need to complete their journey.

These activities include:

  • removing barrier to fish passage, such as culverts,
  • restoring in-stream habitat diversity, such as by adding wood to create pools,
  • planting native vegetation and removing invasive species in riparian areas,
  • reconnecting floodplains, and
  • restoring nearshore habitats that are important for refuge, food, and passage to the sea.
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