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Call for Proposals – 2017 Salmon Recovery Funding Board Grants

Posted February 13th, 2017

Would you like to see thriving salmon populations in your local rivers and streams? Do you have an idea for a salmon habitat restoration project in your community?   If so, you will be pleased to know that the Chehalis Basin Lead Entity is soliciting applications for Salmon Recovery Funding Board projects for the 2017 grant […]

Posted January 25th, 2017

January 25, 2017 Twenty-three on-the-ground restoration projects that protect and restore valuable habitat for salmon are well underway throughout the Chehalis River Basin in Thurston, Lewis and Grays Harbor Counties. Implementing these projects is bringing nearly $6 million to basin communities through local restoration and construction jobs. Most of the projects restored fish access to […]

Posted November 9th, 2016

                              The Wisner Creek project, near Adna, opened up a historic stream channel and planted trees to shade out the invasive Reed Canary Grass. What was once nearly 40 acres of unmanageable wetlands near Adna is being transformed into a thriving ecosystem […]

Posted October 6th, 2016

Janet Strong of the Chehalis River Basin Land Trust was featured in this month’s “Watershed Heroes” stories.  Read more on Grays Harbor Talk. “To date, the Chehalis River Basin Land Trust has easement compacts with several Chehalis Basin properties encompassing approximately 2,400 acres. It also owns other parcels of land with total area of about […]

Posted September 26th, 2016

Onalaska High School scientists monitor, preserve lake for Generations to come. “Her friends on the boat call her “Captain Kasey.” Once every month or two, Kasey Hoyt skippers a small outboard-motor-powered dingy around Carlisle Lake in Onalaska. The boat team takes water-quality readings of temperature, pH, conductivity, and dissolved oxygen. The boat team also takes a […]

Posted August 30th, 2016

  Rochester resident JB McCrummen worked with foresters in local NRCS offices in Olympia and Puyallup to help him determine how he could enhance wildlife habitat on his property. “By providing habitat diversity, JB’s property will provide additional habitat not just for salmon species, but a variety of wildlife that utilizes the creek, riparian area, […]

Posted August 9th, 2016

A recently completed project by the Chehalis Basin Fisheries Task Force provides fish access up a 2.5 mile long tributary to Porter Creek.  Now that the project is complete, the tributary will support coho, Chinook, steelhead, chum and cutthroat trout. The tributary is expected to provide spawning grounds for coho and cutthroat. The other species will likely […]