Olympic Peninsula Conservation Programs

Salmon Recovery and Puget Sound Acquisition and Restoration

Program level:

State

Land use:

Agriculture, Forest

Provider:

Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office, Salmon Recovery Funding Board

Benefits provided: 

Financial, free technical assistance

Water-focused program: 

Yes

Restore degraded salmon habitat and protect existing, high-quality habitat.

Overview

Description:

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

Eligibility:

Acquisition, restoration, and/or planning projects. Requires 15% match.

Financial benefit: 

Dependent upon project.

Contact information

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Information last updated on December 1, 2020.

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