Lower East Fork Reclamation Project (proposed)


Washington’s Lower East Fork Lewis River is essential to the recovery of wild salmon and steelhead. It is one of the few undammed rivers that supports five native salmonid species: fall Chinook salmon; winter and summer steelhead; coho salmon; and chum salmon. It also supports Pacific lamprey and other native aquatic and terrestrial species. However, habitat loss resulting from a former gravel mining operation on the river threatens the abundance of these wild fish and puts homes and other structures at risk of flooding. During the floods of 1995 and 1996, a series of nine abandoned gravel

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Stewards of the Year Announced


We are thrilled to announce the winners of the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership Steward of the Year award. Congratulations Rudy Salakory and Dave Pinkernell!

The Steward of the Year award is an important part of the Estuary Partnership’s Annual Celebration given to those whose work has made an incredible contribution to the lower Columbia River community and ecosystem.

Rudy Salakory

Rudy Salakory

Rudy is a father, grandfather and avid kayaker and hiker who lives in Vancouver with his darling, Geraldene. His love for the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest extends well beyond his hobbies and

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Join us at the Annual Celebration


Celebrate with the Estuary Partnership!

We are excited to celebrate with supporters and partners on Thursday, September 29 from 6-9pm at Rossi Farms in East Portland. 

Our mostly-outdoor venue will provide a beautiful place to gather, celebrate our recent successes, and raise critical funds to support our programs. 

The event includes a live auction, raffles, our Steward of the Year Award, dinner catered by Calabash Authentic West African cuisine, drinks including beer sponsored by Deschutes Brewing, and great company.

We hope you will join us! Get your tickets today.

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Research Scientist Application 2022


Research Scientist Salary Range: $46,500 – $66,500, Full Time Equivalent Job Classification: Regular, Exempt Minimum Hours Required: 36 Hours Per Week Supervisor: Senior Scientist Location: Hybrid remote and in person Portland, Oregon. Regular travel and on-location field work required for this position. Application Due Date: Friday, November 4, end of day Position Information The Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership seeks a Research Scientist to support the Estuary Partnership’s ecosystem monitoring and habitat restoration action effectiveness monitoring programs. The position supports these

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We're hiring a Research Scientist


We are seeking a Research Scientist to join our Monitoring Team! This position offers a great opportunity to gain professional field and lab experience to those pursuing a career in natural resource conservation or related field. Applications are due by the end of the day on Friday, November 4, 2022. Find out more about the position and how to apply here.

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