Regional Fisheries Enhancement Groups

In 1990, the Washington State Legislature created the Regional Fisheries Enhancement Group (RFEG) Program to involve local communities, citizen 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.

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





Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association

3057 East Bakerview Road
Bellingham, WA

(360) 715-0283

Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group

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

(360) 336-0172

Sound Salmon Solutions

712 3rd St. Suite B
Mukilteo, WA 98275

(425) 252-6686

Mid-Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group

7400 Sand Point Way N.E.
Bldg. 30, Rm. 202
Seattle, WA

(206) 529-9467

South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group

6700 Martin Way East, Suite 112
Olympia, WA 98516

(360) 412-0808

Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group

P.O. Box 2169
Belfair, WA

(360) 275-3575

North Olympic Salmon Coalition

PO Box 197

Port Townsend, WA 98368

(360) 379-8051

Pacific Coast Salmon Coalition

P.O. Box 2527
Forks, WA

(360) 374-8873

Chehalis Basin Fisheries Task Force

2090 West Beerbower Rd.
Elma, WA

(360) 482-2347

Willapa Bay Regional Fisheries Enhancement Group

PO Box 26
Grayland, WA

(360) 942-4532

Lower Columbia Fish Enhancement Group

12404 SE Evergreen Hwy
Vancouver, WA

(360) 882-6671

Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group

PO Box 2211
White Salmon, WA

(509) 281-1322

Tri-State Steelheaders Regional Fisheries Enhancement Group

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

(509) 529-3543

Cascade Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group

PO Box 3162
Wenatchee, WA

(509) 888-7268