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.

River users, residents, and agencies have come together in a collaborative process, called SHARE the White Salmon River. The SHARE Committee is working to protect habitat and fish and reduce conflicts.

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.