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Rochester Man Enhances Homesite to Protect Natural Resources

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 […]

Posted June 15th, 2016

In May, 2016, local citizens and state scientists reviewed six projects that will benefit salmon populations in the Chehalis River Basin.  This summer, the team will thoroughly review the projects to make sure they’re technically sound and respect community values.  Projects that are awarded a grant by the Salmon Recovery Funding Board will begin in 2017.

Posted May 4th, 2016

By Paul Dunn Like the migrating coho salmon for which he advocates, Jarred Figlar-Barnes periodically struggles against the current. But he never stops swimming. That’s just not the 20-year-old Elma resident’s style. Instead, the Evergreen State College (TESC) junior and part-time state Department of Transportation technician fights against sometimes long odds to restore a watershed […]

Posted April 4th, 2016

Public and non-profit organizations in Grays Harbor, Thurston and Lewis counties are receiving about $6 million in state grants this spring for 28 habitat restoration projects in the Chehalis River Basin. Most of the projects will replace barrier culverts that have blocked fish passage, and altogether will open more than 130 miles of streams to migrating […]

Posted February 15th, 2016

Would you like to see thriving salmon populations in our 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 2016 grant year. What is a salmon habitat restoration […]

Posted January 14th, 2016

A total of thirty-six projects have been submitted in response to the call for proposals for the Habitat Restoration and Protection funding.  This impressive response includes projects throughout the tributaries of the Chehalis River.  Proposed projects mainly aim to remove barriers to fish passage.  Other projects aim to place large woody debris, realign channels, restore […]

Posted November 12th, 2015

Applications are due January 8th, 2016 for aquatic species restoration and protection projects in the Chehalis Basin.  See below to learn more. In the 2015 Washington State Legislature approved funding for near term habitat projects consistent the Chehalis Basin Strategy recommended by the Governor’s Chehalis Basin Work Group. A Call For Proposals was assembled by […]