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  • Passage Facility...

    salmon smolt (young)

    We serve as a Passage Facility for wild Spring Chinook, Coho and steelhead on their way further up river. All fish travel up our fish ladder; we then pass the wild fish through the facility to continue to upper reaches of the Warm Springs River.

  • Spring Chinook Spawning...

    spring Chinook salmon

    We wrapped up Spring Chinook Salmon spawning for broodyear 2020. We took approximately 504,000 eggs from 210 females. It was a successful year!

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice

    During the current public health emergency, the hatchery remains closed. Please call the hatchery directly at (541) 553-1692  for further information. More information: FWS Coronavirus Response page.

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What's Hatchin' at the Hatchery?

We wrapped up Spring Chinook spawning for the year. We spawned a total of 210 females, 192 hatchery and 18 wild; giving us a total estimated egg take of 504,000. All eggs will spend the next few months in incubation trays while they develop.

Warm Springs National Fish Hatchery working in conjunction with our Co-management Partner, the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon, the Bureau of Natural Resources is beginning a new wild Spring Chinook salmon supplementation program at the hatchery; hence our spawning the wild returning fish.

We also serve as a passage facility for returning Coho salmon, which we have began to see. Once in the hatchery, we pass they upstream, so they can spawn in the wild. 




Recent Fish Returns

As of September 16, 2020, 560 adult Spring Chinook Salmon have returned to the hatchery.
Last Updated: November 13, 2020

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These fish were raised at Quilcene National Fish Hatchery. While we don't raise coho salmon at Warm Springs NFH, the egg-to-fry hatch for our spring Chinook salmon is similar.Credit: Florian Graner

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