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Upper Cowlitz - Cispus Habitat Strategy

The Lower Columbia Fish Recovery Board worked with community stakeholders to develop a habitat restoration and conservation strategy for the upper Cowlitz and Cispus watersheds in 2018 and 2019. This strategy supports near and long-term ESA-listed salmon and steelhead recovery needs. 

A project summary was presented at the December 2019 LCFR Board Meeting, and is available to review here.  

Strategy Report

Supporting Information and Data

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Kiona Creek Area Design

A conceptual design for the Kiona Creek - Cowlitz River confluence area was developed to support implementation of the Habitat Strategy. This design is based on watershed process impairments identified for the Cowlitz River - Randle Landscape Unit as well as habitat actions 67, 68, 69, 71, 72, 73, and 74. 

Kiona Creek Conceptual Design and Report

Work Group Meeting Materials

During development of the strategy, the Upper Cowlitz-Cispus work group met monthly to review draft materials. Materials from these meetings can be requested by contacting LCFRB staff: or (360) 425-1555.  

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