For more information on habitat issues, please contact the
WDFW Habitat Program.
Phone: 360-902-2534

For more information on WDFW managed lands including wildlife areas, please contact the
WDFW Wildlife Program.
Phone: 360-902-2515

Photo of cover showing excavator removing old culvert.
Download Fish Barrier Removal Board Brochure

The ability of salmon and steelhead to swim upstream to their traditional spawning grounds is vital to their recovery across Washington. Deteriorating culverts, outdated bridges, and other barriers block fish passage in many streams and undermine the state's recovery efforts.

WDFW leads the state in resolving fish passage barrier problems, and is an active partner in supporting the public, state and local agencies, and restoration groups with their efforts to locate, prioritize and fund fish passage barrier repairs across Washington State.

Program Highlights: