Brian Abbott Fish Barrier Removal Board Members

Brian Abbott Fish Barrier Removal Board Bylaws

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Fish Passage in the Media

Contact Brian Abbott Fish Barrier Removal Board

Tom Jameson, FBRB Chair
Fish Passage Division Manager
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
360-902-2612
Thomas.Jameson@dfw.wa.gov
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Justin Zweifel, FBRB Program Manager
Fish Passage Scoping Section Manager
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
360-902-2608
Justin.Zweifel@dfw.wa.gov
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Brian Abbott Fish Barrier Removal Board

The Legislature established the grant program of the Brian Abbott Fish Barrier Removal Board (FBRB) in 2014 to identify and remove impediments to salmon and steelhead migration.

The role of the FBRB is to adopt governing policies (funding strategies, project eligibility, match requirements, etc.), set project evaluation criteria, review project scoring and recommendations from the FBRB Technical Review Team, and approve a project priority list to be submitted to the Governor's Office and the Legislature for funding consideration.

The grant program is administered jointly by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and the Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO). All FBRB-funded grant projects shall match the principles provided in Revised Code of Washington 77.95.180 and are reviewed and approved by the FBRB.

Mission Statement

The Brian Abbott 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).

Highlights

FBRB received funding for 13 fish passage projects in the 2017-19 biennium.

A ranked list of 82 fish passage projects has been submitted for funding consideration through the 2019-21 Washington State Biennial Capital Budget. The completion of these projects would restore access to 162 miles of salmon and steelhead habitat.

Meeting Calendar and Agendas

Latest meetings      View all meetings
Date Location Meeting Materials
October 16, 2018 Olympia
September 18, 2018 CANCELLED
August 21, 2018 Olympia Agenda | Meeting Handouts
July 17, 2018 Olympia Agenda | Meeting Handouts | Minutes
June 19, 2018 Olympia Agenda | Meeting Handouts | Minutes
May 15, 2018 Olympia Agenda | Meeting Handouts | Minutes
April 17, 2018 Olympia Agenda | Meeting Handouts | Minutes
March 20, 2018 CANCELLED
February 13, 2018 Olympia Agenda | Meeting Handouts | Minutes
January 4, 2018 Olympia Agenda | Meeting Handouts | Minutes

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