LOWER COLUMBIA FISH ENHANCEMENT GROUP
"When I look at a salmon, I don't just see a silver fish, I see the Northwest."
Jim Lichatowich, Salmon Without Rivers
“The mission of the Lower Columbia Fish Enhancement Group is to promote recovery of self sustaining, naturally spawning salmonid populations and healthy aquatic ecosystems. We do this by restoring river and stream habitat, providing nutrients for juvenile fish growth, and engaging the community in hands-on salmon stewardship and education.”
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.