The Lower Columbia Fish Enhancement Group is a non-regulatory, non-partisan 501(c)(3) salmon recovery organization founded by the state legislature in 1990. Working within specific watersheds throughout Clark, Skamania, Wahkiakum, and Cowlitz Counties, we successfully leverage public funding through landowner partnerships and collaborations with individuals, groups, corporations, tribes, foundations and agencies.  

OUR PARTNERS include Washington Dept of Fish and Wildlife, Lower Columbia Fish Recovery Board, Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office Salmon Recovery Funding Board, Washington Dept of Natural Resources, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Port of Kalama, Columbia Springs, Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership, Clark Public Utilities, Cowlitz Indian Tribe, Washington Dept of Ecology, Clark Skamania Fly Fishers, Lower Columbia Fly Fishers, Fish First, Kalama Sportsman's Club, Hudson's Bay High School, Toutle Lake High School, Cascade Forest Conservancy, Northwest Wild Fish Rescue, Columbia Land Trust, Regional Fisheries Coalition, and many private landowners!



12404 SE Evergreen Highway
Vancouver, WA  98683
(360) 882-6671

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"When I look at a salmon, I don't just see a silver fish, I see the Northwest."

Jim Lichatowich, Salmon Without Rivers

LCFEG's mission is "To protect, restore and enhance the region's salmon populations by fostering a nonpartisan, community based approach." We are boots-on-the-ground salmon habitat restoration practitioners! 


The "4 H's" of salmon recovery are hydro, harvest, habitat, and hatcheries. Here at LCFEG we focus on the habitat dimension. We work in Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania, and Wahkiakum counties in southwest Washington. We currently have projects in the North Fork Lewis, South Fork Toutle, Kalama, Coweeman, Washougal, and Grays River watersheds! 

Our projects include many aspects of habitat restoration, from planting native trees to removing fish passage barriers to anchoring large wood. The ultimate goal of all our habitat projects is to increase productivity of wild salmon and steelhead and contribute to their recovery.