Salmon are the spirit of the Columbia River

We work to protect and preserve salmon, so they can thrive in their environment.

King of the Reach Salmon Derby


Strengthening fish populations for generations to come

The annual King of the Reach Derby brings together anglers from all over the region to catch wild natural-origin Chinook salmon for inclusion into the Priest Rapids Hatchery Broodstock program. Grant PUD partners with The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife and The Coastal Conservation Association each year to help make the event a success.


Teaching the next generation

Our Salmon in the Classroom program gives students a real-life, hands-on experience with the largest of all Pacific salmon, Chinook (King) salmon. Watch as Matilda, a Salmon in the Classroom graduate, reflects on her experience of having salmon in her classroom.

The river is alive

Learn more about the three main species of ocean-going salmon and steelhead trout that travel in the Columbia River each year.

Our commitment to fish and wildlife

To learn more about what Grant PUD is doing to protect fish, wildlife and cultural resources, visit our fish and wildlife page.