Fish Barrier Removal Board

Over the past 15 years, thousands of people and hundreds of organizations and governments have spent millions of dollars restoring habitat and improving fish and wildlife management across our state to bring back endangered salmon and steelhead to our rivers and streams.

The last great, strategic investment for salmon survival in Washington State is removing the barriers that prevent fish from reaching many thousands of acres of pristine and restored habitat in the headwaters of their natal streams.

An estimated 40,000 fish passage barriers exist in Washington State, which in most cases stand in the way of salmon accessing prime habitat.

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Fish Barrier Removal Board is to aid the restoration of healthy and harvestable levels of salmon and steelhead statewide through the coordinated and strategic removal of barriers to fish passage (RCW 77.95.160).

Highlights

  • Board approved two project funding pathways as part of a statewide strategy:
    • Watershed Pathway - Remove multiple barriers within a stream system
    • Coordinated Project Pathway - Remove barriers upstream or downstream of a planned and funded project
  • Board is finalizing the first round of barrier packages for Watershed Pathway and Coordinated Project Pathway

Meeting Calendar and Agendas

Latest meetings      View all meetings
Date Location Meeting Materials
August 30, 2016 Olympia
July 19, 2016 Olympia Agenda | Meeting Handouts
June 16, 2016 Olympia Agenda | Meeting Handouts | Minutes
May 19, 2016 Olympia Agenda | Meeting Handouts | Minutes
April 19, 2016 Olympia Agenda | Meeting Handouts | Minutes
March 15, 2016 Olympia Agenda | Meeting Handouts | Minutes
February 16, 2016 Olympia Agenda | Meeting Handouts | Minutes
January 19, 2016 Olympia Agenda | Meeting Handouts | Minutes
January 8, 2016 Olympia Agenda
December 15, 2015 Olympia Agenda | Meeting Handouts | Minutes


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