Harris Creek Family Forest Fish Passage Project


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 culvert which crossed under a private forest land road. The culvert was 67% passable and was replaced with an 18′ by 15′ by 7′ concrete box culvert. This project improved access to 5.43 miles of upstream spawning and rearing habitat for coho,  and cutthroat, steelhead, and bull trout.

Start Date
Harris Creek, tributary to the Snoqualmie River, in the Snoqualmie River Basin
Project Type
Completion Date
Fish Passage

Goals & Objectives

The goal of this project was to improve access to both upstream and downstream habitat for salmonids in Harris Creek to increase fish populations in this watershed. This will be accomplished by replacing an existing fish passage barrier with a new structure that provides unimpeded passage to both upstream and downstream habitat.

Primary Habitats Impacted By Project:
Managing Agency/ Organization:
Riparian Stream Channels
Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office
Project Contact:
Budget or Project Cost:
Jamie Glasgow
Funding Sources:
Family Forest Fish Passage Grants
Landowner Cathy Collins