Non-Estuary Partnership Projects

Habitat Restoration projects which are conducted by local restoration partners, and which no funds are contributed by the Estuary Partnership. Major restoration partners include CREST, the Columbia Land Trust, Ash Creek Forest Management, Scappoose Bay Watershed Council, City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services, Lower Columbia Fish Recovery Board, Washington and Oregon states, as well as several others. The Partnership attempts to maintain relevant information for these projects, however much of the project details still need to be acquired. For more detailed information about Habitat Restoration in the Lower Columbia River and Estuary, visit the Partnership's Habitat Restoration web page at

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Grays River LWD Habitat Complexing

The Lower Columbia Fish Enhancement Group will use this grant to place large, woody debris at two locations in the Grays River to improve fish habitat. The large woody debris will restore habitat complexity. The Grays River is home to coho, Chinook, chum and steelhead. This reach of the river is characterized by lack of pools where fish can rest, feed and grow and being too wide and shallow. The fish enhancement group will contribute $36,000 in donated labor.

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Duncan Creek Dam Fish Passage Restoration

Inital action involved restoring anadromous fish passage to Duncan Cr. by replacing an existing culvert with a concrete flume fishway. Culvert was a partial barrier to steelhead and coho salmon, and complete barrier to chum. Second phase is a WA MOA project to further improve passage.  Modify existing dam and outlet structure and construct a backwater elevation control berm/roughened channel. Historically, up to 500 chum salmon spawned annually in Duncan Creek.