The Mid-Columbia River Fishery Resource Office (MCRFRO) is located in Leavenworth, Washington on the grounds of the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery. A sub office is located in Yakima, Washington. The Mid-Columbia River Fishery Resource Office has been part of the Leavenworth Fisheries Complex since 2010. The Complex also includes the Leavenworth, Entiat, and Winthrop National Fish Hatcheries.
The office meets U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service goals and responsibilities in the Columbia River basin from the Yakima River in the south to the Canadian border including the Yakima, Wenatchee, Entiat, Chelan, Methow, and Okanogan basins.
Primary Areas of Work
- Hatchery evaluation and planning for Leavenworth, Entiat, and Winthrop National Fish Hatcheries.
- Native fish and habitat assessment and monitoring with a focus on spring Chinook salmon, steelhead, bull trout, and Pacific lamprey.
- Conservation and recovery planning and implementation as part of interagency teams.
- Restoration programs for aquatic and riparian habitats.
- Yakima River watershed issues and tribal trust responsibilities.
- MCRFRO posts their office reports on this website, see the reports and publications page.
- MCRFRO has partnered on several stream restoration projects in recent years - the Wenatchee River Pioneer water project to modernize a water diversion project to benefit the irrigators and improve stream flows for threatened salmon and steelhead populations. View the video to learn more. A summary report is on this website, see Projects - Restoration. The Dillwater restoration on the Entiat River, see Projects - Restoration, and the Hancock Springs restoration project in the Methow (pdf 1kb)
- For updates on the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery projects, please visit the hatchery's http://www.fws.gov/leavenworth and Bureau of Reclamation's www.usbr.gov websites.
7501 Icicle Road, Leavenworth, WA 98826 (509)548-7573