Steigerwald Floodplain Restoration Project
The Steigerwald Floodplain Restoration Project is a collaborative project that will reconfigure the Port of Camas-Washougal’s existing Columbia River levee system to reduce flood risk, reconnect 960 acres of Columbia River floodplain, and increase recreation opportunities at the Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge.
Fish passage barrier removal, restore native vegetation, improve water quality, restore rearing and refuge habitat for Col River coho salmon, fall Chinook salmon, and Steelhead trout.
This project breaches the historical railway jetty, improving water circulation and fish access in Trestle Bay.
This project will restore hydrologic connection from the Post Office Lake floodplain wetland with the estuary while protecting privately owned farmland. The objective is to re-establish access and improve wetland function to approximately 80 acres of shallow water habitat for juvenile salmonids. Project Site Acres = 80. This project is identified in the Fish & Wildlife Service Review of Conceptual Lower Columbia River Refuge Salmonid Restoration Projects
Fish passage barrier removal, restore native vegetation, improve water quality, and restore habitat for listed salmonids.
This project restores historical mainstem island floodplain by breaching an existing dike and restoring channels and riparian function on approximately 200 acres.