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120 years of hatchery programs

Supporting tribal trust, federal mitigation, and species restoration
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Within the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in Washington, four National Fish Hatcheries are keeping with the highest standards of science to develop strategies that will retain and create sustainable populations of salmon. Two additional hatcheries, located near Estacada and Warm Springs, Oregon, respectively, are also part of the Columbia River Gorge National Fish Hatchery Complex.
These facilities, collectively known as the Columbia River Gorge National Fish Hatchery Complex, annually rear and release or transfer to partners over 20 million spring Chinook salmon, Tule fall Chinook salmon, Fall Upriver Bright Chinook salmon, coho salmon, and steehead trout.
Each hatchery --Carson, Eagle Creek, Little White Salmon, Spring Creek, Warm Springs and Willard National Fish Hatchery-- shares staff and resources to meet the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Pacific Region Fish and Aquatic Conservation Program's mitigation, restoration and tribal trust responsibilities.

Visitors have the opportunity to photograph, observe and learn how these American treasures within the Columbia River Gorge are part of the global network.


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Carson NFH (7.8 MB)
Eagle Creek NFH (9.7 MB)
Little White Salmon NFH (6.4MB)
Spring Creek NFH (8.4 MB)
Warm Springs NFH (8.7MB)
Willard NFH (7.7MB)

Last Updated: August 6, 2018

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