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 DNR’s Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office some 376 landowners have taken advantage of the program to remove 433 barriers since 2003.
This project sought to removed three barrier culverts and improved access to 2.07 miles of chinook, coho, Dolly Varden and rainbow, steelhead, cutthroat, and bull trout habitat up to the headwater lake. All three barrier culverts were undersized.
The objective of this project was to remove and replace the fish passage barriers to two tributaries to the Wallace River. Restoring fish passage at these crossings would subsequently increase spawning and rearing capacity to increase fish populations in this watershed.
Unfortunately, due to failing roads that were not fully understood until after topographic surveys, conducted after the project was funded, were analyzed and the high probability for failure was determined the project was not completed.
Primary Habitats Impacted By Project:
Managing Agency/ Organization:
Riparian Stream Channels
Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office
Budget or Project Cost:
Family Forest Fish Passage Grants