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 Fish Barrier Removal Board aids 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).


  • Board advanced its first project list to the legislature for funding
  • 54 entities were engaged in development of the project list

Meeting Calendar and Agendas

Latest meetings      View all meetings
Date Location Meeting Materials
February 21, 2017 Olympia
January 17, 2017 Olympia Agenda | Meeting Handouts
December 20, 2016 CANCELLED
November 15, 2016 Olympia Agenda | Meeting Handouts | Minutes
October 18, 2016 CANCELLED
September 20, 2016 Olympia Agenda | Meeting Handouts | Minutes
August 30, 2016 CANCELLED
July 19, 2016 Olympia Agenda | Meeting Handouts | Minutes
June 16, 2016 Olympia Agenda | Meeting Handouts | Minutes
May 19, 2016 Olympia Agenda | Meeting Handouts | Minutes

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