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Recovering Salmon & Steelhead To Healthy, Harvestable Levels

The Lower Columbia Fish Recovery Board is the Regional Salmon Recovery Organization and Lead Entity for salmon habitat restoration for the lower Columbia River in southwest Washington. The LCFRB works with a diversity of partners to recover species comprised of 74 distinct salmon, steelhead, and bull trout populations to healthy, harvestable levels by guiding implementation of the federally adopted recovery plan.

2024 habitat grant programs are now open!

February 5 - We are excited to open our Salmon Recovery Funding Board and Cowlitz Restoration and Recovery grant programs for the year. You can find new application guidance and other resources on both the LCFRB and CRR grant webpages as well as the state level SRFB page.

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Viability status progress report is available

February 1 - An updated viability assessment for the 72 salmon and steelhead populations in the lower Columbia River region is now available. This is the first update since viability was assessed to support original ESA listings. Indicators of abundance, productivity, diversity and spatial structure are incorporated into status estimates, and descriptions are included for each population. This is the first progress report chapter evaluating implementation of the Lower Columbia Conservation and Sustainable Fisheries Plan

Lower Columbia Salmon Resource Map is released
 
January 31 - A new salmon resource and habitat strategy map is now available to inform habitat restoration, conservation and programmatic actions by Tribes, state agencies, counties, restoration practitioners, conservation organizations, landowners and other interested parties. This release supports Phase I of the Salmon Resource Map project. 

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Events

February 13 RCO Salmon Recovery Funding Board Application Webinar, register here

February 14 LCFRB TAC Meeting, 10am-12pm, LCFRB office & Virtual, Contact Lorie for more information

February 19 President's Day Holiday, LCFRB office is closed

March 1 LCFRB February Board Meeting, 1pm-3pm, LCFRB office & Virtual, Contact Lorie for more information

Recovery Plan Vision

"Washington lower Columbia salmon, steelhead, and bull trout are recovered to healthy, harvestable levels that will sustain productive sport, commercial, and tribal fisheries through the restoration and protection of the ecosystems upon which they depend and the implementation of supportive hatchery and fishery practices."

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