The Family Forest Fish Passage Program (FFFPP) assists private forestland owners in removing culverts and other stream crossing structures that prevent ESA listed salmonids from migrating upstream. Through the management of the Department of Natural Resources Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office some 376 landowners have taken advantage of the program to remove 433 barriers since 2003.
This project removed an undersized, 33% passable, culvert and put in a 40′ long, 14′ wide steel bridge. This project improved 4.45 miles spawning and rearing habitat for coho and steelhead and cutthroat trout.
Goliath Creek, tributary to Mima Creek in the Chehalis Watershed
The goal of the project is to connect isolated habitat to increase the range and distribution of salmon. The objective of the project is to increase access to areas blocked by human-caused impediments.
Primary Habitats Impacted By Project:
Managing Agency/ Organization:
Riparian Stream Channel
Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office
Budget or Project Cost:
Family Forest Fish Passage Grants
Landowner Steve Baker