White Salmon River

With the historic removal of Condit Dam, salmon and steelhead are returning to the White Salmon River after 100 years. The river is beginning to recover and is already home to five species of salmon and steelhead – all listed as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Click here to learn about monitoring of juvenile salmon and steelhead in the lower White Salmon River basin.

Click here to view the results of recent surveys of spawning salmon in the White Salmon River.

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Volunteers plant native trees along the shoreline of the White Salmon River.

Mid-Columbia Fisheries has been partnering with the Yakama Nation on a project to revegete 2.8 acres of the former reservoir south of Northwestern Park.  Info on that project is here.

We also participate in the SHARE committee with river users, residents, and agencies, who are working collaboratively to protect habitat and reduce conflicts.  Learn more here.

In 2014, Mid-Columbia Fisheries lead a public process to develop an approach for fish habitat on lands formerly affected by Condit Dam. To read the approach document or learn more about the process, click here.

To learn more about the historic removal of Condit Dam, click here.