Chiwawa Nutrient Enhancement Fisheries Project

The Cascade Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group (CCFEG) will begin a five-year pilot project on the Upper Chiwawa River beginning in October 2018.

The Chiwawa River, along with most rivers in the Pacific Northwest, has seen dramatic declines of native salmon and trout over the past 150 years. It’s estimated (based on early salmon cannery records) that the Columbia River and its tributaries receive less than 10% of historical numbers of adult salmon and steelhead. As a result of these concerning declines, Upper Columbia Spring Chinook, Summer Steelhead, and Bull Trout have been placed on the Endangered Species Act. CCFEG and our partners are working to reverse these downward trends by improving stream habitat.
Healthy salmon streams need

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