WDFW supports habitat protection and restoration through a number of programs and
partnerships. Conservation and recovery of wild salmon and steelhead can occur
only when our salmon recovery partners successfully protect and restore
habitat. In turn, WDFW provides scientific data and expertise, biological
and environmental engineering assistance, and restoration project permitting
assistance. Listed below are some key partners and programs.
WDFW also coordinates with partners to implement and fund habitat protection and
restoration projects both in the freshwater and marine and nearshore environments,
focusing on key areas:
- Support partners in identifying special habitat conditions and actions
necessary to rebuild depressed runs and reach wild fish population goals
- Protect habitat by providing salmon protection and recovery planning assistance
to effectively implement the Growth
Management Act, Forest and
Fish Act, Shoreline Management Act
and other state and local government fish protection laws.
- Support habitat restoration by providing engineering and biological
review assistance to maximize the effectiveness of salmon recovery projects.