Salmon Habitat Recovery

The federal government listed several species of salmon as threatened or endangered. The State of Washington chose to establish a local framework to determine what actions would be taken to protect these species and their habitat, rather than leave the decision-making process to non-resident agencies. The framework established includes an option for county governments to participate as Lead Entities for a given geographic area. 

Klickitat County is the the Lead Entity for the Klickitat Lead Entity. This area includes Water Resource Inventory Areas 29b (White Salmon), 30 (Klickitat), and 31 (Rock-Glade). It also includes the Columbia River extending from the confluence with the White Salmon River upstream to the confluence with the Yakima River.

Background information for the lead entity program is available on the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office's Salmon Recovery Website.

Salmon Habitat Recovery Strategy

The Klickitat Lead Entity Salmon Recovery Strategy 2021 (PDF) document outlines the vision for local salmonid recovery and the goals and other components for salmon habitat recovery and protection in the Klickitat Lead Entity’s geographic area.

This strategy was developed for use by the Klickitat Lead Entity Organization for non-regulatory purposes, such as those outlined in the document. The strategy has not been subject to peer review or other quality assurance processes appropriate for regulatory application of its contents. Do not cite or quote the Klickitat Lead Entity Salmon Recovery Strategy without the express written consent of the Klickitat Lead Entity.

Salmon Recovery Project Grants

Every year the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office holds a competitive grant round to fund salmon habitat recovery projects. Local projects must be submitted through the Klickitat Lead Entity for funding consideration. 

Project applications are reviewed and prioritized by a Citizens Review Committee. A Technical Committee also reviews projects and provides technical input to the Citizens Review Committee. Any citizen may apply for appointment to the Citizens Review Committee.

Questions? Email Coordinator Whitney Reynier.

2022 Grant Round Timeline and Committee Meetings

2022 Klickitat Lead Entity Grant Round Timeline (PDF)

Technical Committee Meetings

Meetings will be held online from 9 AM - 12 PM via Zoom. These meetings are open to the public.

Citizens Review Committee Meetings

  • 2/17/2022
  • 3/17/2022
  • 4/21/2022
  • 7/21/2022

Meetings will be held online starting at 7 PM via Zoom. These meetings are open to the public. Meeting information will be posted soon.

Committee meeting agendas and minutes from previous years can be found in the Document Center.