Irrigon Fish Hatchery
Irrigon Fish Hatchery and its associated satellite facilities were built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1982. Irrigon FH is located on 35 acres of land adjacent to the Columbia River. The adults that produce eggs for the Irrigon FH program are trapped at several locations - some 170 miles from the hatchery. Irrigon FH incubates and rears 1.7 million steelhead from eyed-up eggs to smolts. The smolts are released into the Wallowa, Imnaha, and Grand Ronde Rivers. Wallowa Fish Hatchery, provides ongoing support through trapping, spawning and acclimation release activities. Two smaller sites, Big Canyon and Little Sheep Creek, provide additional sources of steelhead during the spawning season.