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
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.