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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.

For more information on
salmon recovery and conservation, please contact
the WDFW Fish Program.

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