Nookack River Stewards Program

The Nooksack River Stewards Program, in partnership with the Mt. Baker – Snoqualmie National Forest, educates residents and visitors about wild salmon and responsible stewardship in the Nooksack River Watershed. All program initiatives aim to foster hope for residents and showcase for visitors how collective action can result in progressive

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Remote Stream Incubator Program

Staff, board and volunteers of Willapa Bay Regional Fisheries Enhancement Group install Remote Stream Incubators (RSIs) each year. RSIs are systems often installed in streams to allow salmon eggs to be reared and released with minimal handling.  Some years, they have released 1.4 million fish!

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North Fork Teanaway Restoration

In a collaborative project with the Yakama Nation in 2019 and 2020, we installed 9 wood trapping structures, 18 other wood structures, removed a levee, and added more than 1,000 additional logs over 1.5 miles of the North Fork Teanaway River to improve floodplain connection and instream habitat for steelhead

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South Fork Toutle River

Prior to the eruption of Mount St Helens in 1980, the South Fork Toutle River supported significant runs of Chinook, coho, steelhead, and sea run cutthroat trout. In a strategic effort to recover these important fish populations, Lower Columbia Fish Enhancement Group has several current and future projects in the

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Union River Summer Chum Project

Ever since Summer Chum were listed as threatened by the Endangered Species Act in 2000, community volunteers, student interns and HCSEG staff have monitored the return of Summer Chum on the Union River. We install a fish trap in mid-August and remove it mid-October, and the trap is operated 24/7

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Entiat Fish Passage and Screening Assessment

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) estimates approximately 40,000 fish passage barriers exist in Washington. Fish passage barriers reduce distribution, abundance, and diversity of salmonid and other aquatic species. Barriers such as dams and culverts also degrade fish habitat by reducing downstream transport of sediment, wood and and other

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Willow Creek Salmon and Watershed Education Center

The Willow Creek Salmon and Watershed Education Center (WCSWEC), previously known as the Willow Creek Hatchery, has raised and released salmon for over four decades. Originally run by the Laebugten Chapter of Trout Unlimited, this unique space in the Edmonds community has provided ample opportunities for participating in salmon recovery

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Hancock Springs Restoration

Hancock Springs is a unique, true spring- and ground-water fed channel.  A historic dairy operation existed on the property through the 1950s where unrestricted livestock access severely degraded the spring source, soils and vegetation along the channel.  The stream quickly widened, the formerly-sinuous pool glide-riffle morphology was lost, and the

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Kilisut Harbor Restoration Project

The swath of land between Indian and Marrowstone Islands was historically comprised of tidal channels and salt marsh. Tidal waters exchanged freely between Oak Bay and Kilisut Harbor, flushing cold water, moving sediment, and allowing juvenile salmon to migrate northward from Oak Bay into the shallow, productive waters of Kilisut

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Bull Trout Recovery

In 2019, Mid-Columbia Fisheries’ Bull Trout Task Force removed 217 recreational rock dams spanning an estimated total of nearly one kilometer to help maintain passage to abundant upstream habitat for fall spanwers. The Bull Trout Task Force educated more than 450 river users on Bull Trout protection through informal outreach

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