Southwest Washington Conservation Programs

Chehalis Basin Strategy: Aquatic Species Restoration & Flood Assistance & Resilience

Program level:


Land use:

Agriculture, Forest


Chehalis Basin Board

Benefits provided: 

Financial, free technical assistance

Water-focused program: 


Get assistance to address aquatic species and increased flood risk



The Chehalis Basin is unique. It supports distinct communities and landscapes, commercial farms and forests, and important and rare species of fish and wildlife.

Flooding is a normal part of the Chehalis basin’s ecology, but decades of intensive land use have made our lands and waterways incapable of absorbing even normal levels of flooding, putting homes, businesses, towns, and fish and wildlife at greater and greater risk.Now, climate change is making the situation potentially catastrophic.

The Chehalis Basin Strategy is bringing people together across the Basin to halt and reverse the devastating decline of salmon and other aquatic species, and protect communities and landscapes from the predicted increase of flooding disasters.



Financial benefit: 


Contact information

Contact person: 



Chehalis Basin Board

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Information last updated on December 1, 2020.

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