Regional Fisheries Enhancement Groups

In 1990, the Washington State Legislature created the Regional Fisheries Enhancement Group (RFEG) Program to involve local communities, volunteers, and landowners in the state’s salmon recovery efforts.

The 14 RFEGs work within communities across the state to recover salmon. The RFEGs create partnerships with local, state and federal agencies; tribes; local businesses; community members; and landowners. Through these collaborative efforts, RFEGs help lead their communities in successful restoration, education and monitoring projects.

Each RFEG works within a geographic region based on watershed boundaries. Every group is a separate, nonprofit organization led by their own board of directors and supported by their members.

Partial funding for the RFEG program comes from a portion of commercial and recreational fishing license fees, administered by the WDFW. The RFEGs also obtain many individual grants from government and private entities. Individual donations and in-kind contributions from local community members and businesses are essential to the success of each RFEG. The Regional Fisheries Coalition supports and advocates for the RFEGs in their missions of salmon recovery. Visit the Regional Fisheries Coalition website to learn more. 

Volunteering

Volunteers with the RFEG program can learn about salmon habitat, plant trees, count returning salmon, perform habitat assessments, conduct water quality monitoring, teach others about salmon habitat, and much more.

If you would like to learn more about how you can help salmon through the RFEG program please contact the RFEG in your community.

RFEG contact information

RFEG

Address

Email

Phone

Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association

3057 East Bakerview Road
Bellingham, WA 98226-7694

info@n-sea.org

360-715-0283

Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group

P.O. Box 2497
1202 South 2nd Street, Suite C
Mt. Vernon, WA 98273

sfeg@skagitfisheries.org

360-336-0172

Sound Salmon Solutions

712 3rd St., Suite B
Mukilteo, WA 98275

info@soundsalmonsolutions.org

425-252-6686

Mid Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group

7400 Sand Point Way N.E.
Suite 202N
Seattle, WA 98115

info@midsoundfisheries.org

206-529-9467

South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group

6700 Martin Way East, Suite 112
Olympia, WA 98516

spsseg@spsseg.org

360-412-0808

Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group

P.O. Box 2169
Belfair, WA 98528

info@hcseg.org

360-275-3575

North Olympic Salmon Coalition

P.O. Box 197

Port Townsend, WA 98368

info@nosc.org

360-379-8051

Pacific Coast Salmon Coalition

P.O. Box 2527
Forks, WA 98331

pacsac@olypen.com

360-374-8873

Chehalis Basin Fisheries Task Force

P.O. Box 72, Montesano, WA 98563

cbftf@reachone.com

360-482-2347

Willapa Bay Regional Fisheries Enhancement Group

P.O. Box 46

South Bend, WA 98586

david@wbrfeg.org

360-942-4532

Lower Columbia Fish Enhancement Group

11018 NE 51st Circle
Vancouver, WA  98682

lcfegdirector@outlook.com

360-882-6671

Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group

P.O. Box 2211
White Salmon, WA 98672

fish@midcolumbiafisheries.org

509-281-1322

Tri-State Steelheaders Regional Fisheries Enhancement Group

P.O. Box 1375
216 N. Roosevelt
Walla Walla, WA 99362

tssfish@tristatesteelheaders.com

509-529-3543

Cascade Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group

P.O. Box 3162
Wenatchee, WA 98807

jason@ccfeg.org

509-888-7268


WDFW Contact 

Chris Waldbillig
Restoration Coordinator 
360-480-8128