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Chehalis Basin Salmon Restoration and Preservation Strategy

The ultimate goal of the Chehalis Lead Entity is to help implement on-the-ground, community supported, salmon recovery projects in the Chehalis watershed. We do this by developing, planning and prioritizing salmon restoration and preservation projects that follow the guidance of the Chehalis Basin Salmon Habitat Restoration and Preservation Strategy.

Sub-Watershed Management Unit Documents

Each subwatershed in the Chehalis has different characteristics, and therefore different needs for recovering priority salmon stocks. These documents provide details on each sub-basin that will help Sponsors develop their project, and teach local residents about priorities for salmon recovery in their local stream.

Chehalis Lead Entity Conceptual Project Form

Do you have a salmon recovery project idea, but don’t have all the details worked out yet? Fill out our form and submit it to the Chehalis Lead Entity and we’ll help you get this project ready for implementation.

SRFB Grants – Materials for Sponsors

Aquatic Species Restoration Plan

The Aquatic Species Restoration Plan (ASRP), a part of the Chehalis Basin Strategy, is a comprehensive strategy for restoring aquatic species habitat in the Chehalis Basin - for fish, amphibians, and other aquatic dependent species. Click here to read more about the ASRP on the Chehalis Strategy website (http://chehalisbasinstrategy.com/asrp/).

Funding is available in 2021 to support restoration, protection, and project development proposals that further the goals in the ASRP.

Water Type Assessments

Water Type Assessments and Interactive Maps

Studies Done in the Chehalis Basin

Organizational Documents

Habitat Work Group Minutes


These online maps provide valuable data to support stream habitat restoration and protection -- in an interactive format!. The most up-to-date maps for the Chehalis Basin are available here.

Culvert Assessments

Undersized and perched culverts are a major barrier to salmon migration in the Chehalis Watershed. A number of different agencies have inventoried and identified the culverts in the watershed. These culvert assessments, available below, give details on the culverts’ location and condition.

Washington Coast Strategy

The Chehalis River drains to the Pacific Ocean, and has much in common with other watersheds along Washington's Coast. The Washington Coast Sustainable Salmon Plan addresses salmon recovery for all of these watersheds.