Fish Survival

Fish Technicians working a fishery

For more than 30 years, we have been an innovator in fish protection efforts. Fish conservation programs developed with fishery agencies and tribes play a critical role in the region’s efforts to preserve the quality of Northwest fish populations.

Adult Fishways and Detection

We use off-ladder adult fish traps, adult fish detection equipment and fish-counting processes to research and monitor fish populations. Adult fishways are in place to allow safe passage for returning fish. Learn More »

Predator Control

We research and monitor species that prey on juvenile salmonids returning to the river. Learn More »

Turbine Passages

The installation of new turbines at Wanapum Dam will increase fish survival. We are exploring the potential for improvements at Priest Rapids Dam. Learn More »