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Regional Fisheries Enhancement Groups

Adam Couto
RFEG Coordinator
adam.couto@dfw.wa.gov
360-902-8312

 

 

Regional Fisheries Enhancement Groups (RFEG)

In 1990, the Washington State Legislature created the Regional Fisheries Enhancement Group Program to involve local communities, citizen volunteers, and landowners in the state’s salmon recovery efforts.

The 14 Regional Fisheries Enhancement Groups (RFEGs) share the unique role of working within their own communities across the state to recover salmon. The RFEGs have a common goal of restoring salmonid populations and habitat to their regions, relying on support in local communities. The RFEGs create dynamic partnerships with local, state and federal agencies; Native American tribes; local businesses; community members; and landowners. Through these collaborative efforts, RFEGs help lead their communities in successful restoration, education and monitoring projects.

Each RFEG works within a specific geographic region based on watershed boundaries. Every group is a separate, nonprofit organization led by their own board of directors and supported by their members.

Partial funding for the RFEG program comes from a portion of commercial and recreational fishing license fees, administered by the WDFW. The RFEGs also obtain many individual grants from government and private entities. Individual donations and in-kind contributions from local community members and businesses are also essential to the success of each RFEG.

Volunteers with the RFEG program can learn about salmon habitat, plant trees, count returning salmon, perform habitat assessments, conduct water quality monitoring, teach others about salmon habitat, and much more. If you would like to learn more about how you can help salmon through the RFEG program please contact the RFEG in your community:


Regional Fisheries Enhancement Group Boundaries

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RFEG Contact Information

Region RFEG Address
E-mail
Phone
1 Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association 3057 East Bakerview Road
Bellingham, WA
98226-7694
info@n-sea.org
(360) 715-0283
2 Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group

P.O. Box 2497
1202 South 2nd Street, Suite C
Mt. Vernon, WA
98273

sfeg@skagitfisheries.org
(360) 336-0172
3 Sound Salmon Solutions 1911 Vernon Rd.
Lake Stevens, WA
98258
info@soundsalmonsolutions.org
(425) 252-6686
4 Mid-Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group 7400 Sand Point Way N.E.
Bldg. 30, Rm. 202
Seattle, WA
98115
troy@midsoundfisheries.org
(206) 529-9467
5 South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group 6700 Martin Way East, Suite 112
Olympia, WA 98516
spsseg@spsseg.org
(360) 412-0808
6 Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group P.O. Box 2169
Belfair, WA
98528
info@hcseg.org
(360) 275-3575
7 North Olympic Salmon Coalition 205 B West Patison Street
Port Hadlock, WA
98339
info@nosc.org
(360) 379-8051
8 Pacific Coast Salmon Coalition P.O. Box 2527
Forks, WA
98331
pacsac@olypen.com
(360) 374-8873
9 Chehalis Basin Fisheries Task Force 2090 West Beerbower Rd.
Elma, WA
98541
cbftf@reachone.com
(360) 533-1766
10 Willapa Bay Regional Fisheries Enhancement Group

PO Box 26
Grayland, WA
98547-0026

lakebob@comcast.net

(360) 267-5244
11 Lower Columbia Fish Enhancement Group 12404 SE Evergreen Hwy
Vancouver, WA
98683
info@lcfeg.org
(360) 882-6671
12 Mid-Columbia Regional Fisheries Enhancement Group PO Box 2211
White Salmon, WA
98672
fish@midcolumbiarfeg.com
(509) 281-1322
13 Tri-State Steelheaders Regional Fisheries Enhancement Group P.O. Box 1375
216 N. Roosevelt
Walla Walla, WA
99362
tssfish@tristatesteelheaders.com
(509) 529-3543
14 Cascade Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group PO Box 3162
Wenatchee, WA
98807
 jason@ccfeg.org
(509) 888-7268