Olympic Peninsula Conservation Programs
Salmon Recovery and Puget Sound Acquisition and Restoration
Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office, Salmon Recovery Funding Board
Financial, free technical assistance
Restore degraded salmon habitat and protect existing, high-quality habitat.
One of five grant programs administered through the Salmon Recovery Funding Board and the Recreation and Conservation Office aimed at restoring degraded salmon habitat. These grant programs fund projects that do the following: a) Remove barriers to fish migration, opening new habitat b) Replant riverbanks and remove roads to reduce the amount of fine sediment entering streams and destroying spawning habitat c) Restore rivers, estuaries, wetlands, and beaches to create a variety
of habitat types d) Conserve water use so more is left in rivers for salmon e) Protect quality habitat f) Gather salmon and habitat data to prioritize and design better
projects g) Improve hatcheries to meet higher standards
Acquisition, restoration, and/or planning projects. Requires 15% match.
Dependent upon project.
Information last updated on December 1, 2020.
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