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Cowlitz Restoration & Recovery Grant Program

A new habitat program to support Upper Cowlitz basin salmon and steelhead recovery

The 2024 CRR Grant Program is now open!
Applications are due April 8, 2024

The Cowlitz Restoration & Recovery (CRR) Program supports habitat projects in lieu of upstream volitional fish passage through the Cowlitz Hydroelectric Project.


This program is supported by a $17 million dollar program established by Tacoma Power Utilities to implement projects that protect and promote the recovery of ESA-listed Upper Cowlitz and Cispus River salmon and steelhead.

Schedule pre-proposal meetings by contacting Steve West

Program Area

Geographic Focus Area Map Labeled v2_edi

The Cowlitz Restoration & Recovery Program supports habitat projects in the Upper Cowlitz basin upstream of the Barrier Dam, and in the Lower Cowlitz mainstem river between its confluence with the Toutle River and the Barrier Dam. 

Key 2024 Grant Round Events

Pre-Proposal Meetings - Feb. 5 - March 22

Applications Due - April 8 at 12 PM

Proposal Presentations - Tentative for May 6

Lead Entity Feedback Published - May 7

Final Applications Due - June 24 at 12 PM

Project Ranking Meeting - July 31

LCFRB Meeting -  August 9 at 1 PM

Application links and supporting evaluation materials will be posted after the preliminary application deadline.

Questions? Contact Steve West: | (360) 608-2450

Looking for Project Ideas?

Ecological conditions and habitat actions are identified in the Upper Cowlitz and Cispus Habitat Strategy and included in the Salmon Resource Map.

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