On-the-ground habitat restoration is a critical element of the Estuary Partnership's Management Plan for the Lower Columbia River. Habitat restoration projects remove dikes, add large wood, plant thousands of native trees, create channel complexity, and implement a host of other on-the-ground actions to improve habitat for salmon and other species, and to establish functioning, self-sustaining habitat conditions.
Learn more about recent and upcoming Estuary Partnership on-the-ground habitat restoration projects!
Horsetail Creek Floodplain Restoration Project: Fish passage and salmon habitat improvement in the Columbia River Gorge.
Louisiana Swamp Restoration Project: A 35-acre restoration project west of Clatskanie, OR that reconnected the floodplain to Westport Slough, a Columbia River tributary.
Steigerwald Floodplain Restoration Project: A 900-acre restoration project near Washougal, Washington (in process).