CRR Grants for Habitat Projects
Funding is available for on-the-ground projects, or activities that lead to on-the-ground projects, aimed at habitat protection or restoration that will support the restoration and recovery of Endangered Species Act-listed (listed) Cowlitz salmon and steelhead populations originating in the upper basin, upstream of Barrier Dam. Cowlitz Restoration and Recovery (CRR) Program project priorities are ranked as follows.
Projects directly benefiting:
- Upper Cowlitz and/or Cispus spring Chinook salmon
- Upper Cowlitz and/or Cispus winter steelhead trout and coho salmon
- Tilton salmon and steelhead listed populations and/or upper Cowlitz fall Chinook salmon
- Lower basin listed salmon and steelhead having a high proportion of matching funds
Tacoma Power is partnering with the Lower Columbia Fish Recovery Board (LCFRB) to implement grant rounds for habitat projects. See their website for details. You can also contact Melora Shelton (253-441-4994) with questions about the CRR Program.
- Forms and Documents
All application forms and documents are available on LCFRB’s CRR Grants Program website.
- Application Deadlines
Key Grant Round Events are available on LCFRB’s CRR Grants Program website.
Preliminary applications were due 3/1/2022. The LCFRB will coordinate with applicants on next steps.
- Funding Awarded
Cowlitz Indian Tribe Cispus-Yellowjacket Phase III Project
This project will restore habitat-forming processes at the confluence of the Cispus River and Yellowjacket Creek. The Tribe was awarded $593,677 (full request) from the CRR Program – approximately one-third of the cost necessary to implement the complete proposal. The remaining project costs will be paid by the Salmon Recovery Funding Board and the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund.
Cowlitz Indian Tribe Cispus Floodplain Reconnection Project
This project will develop a preliminary design to relocate Forest Road 2801 and address flood conveyance under Forest Road 28 to reduce river valley constriction and increase floodplain interaction. The Tribe was awarded $194,200 from the CRR Program, which was the total cost necessary to implement the proposal, less the indirect cost that was not eligible for funding at the time of proposal.