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Proposed Fishing Plan: Public Comment Period Open March 25-April 26, 2020

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to open fishing opportunities on the Little White Salmon River on Willard National Fish Hatchery (NFH or hatchery) property in accordance with the State of Washington's hunting regulations and the draft Willard NFH Fishing Plan and corresponding draft Environmental Assessment.

The proposed action would allow anglers access to about 600 feet of bank fishing along the west bank of the Little White Salmon River approximately 1,400 feet downstream of the Cook-Underwood Bridge.

We are seeking public comments on: 

• the hatchery's Draft Fishing Plan, and
• the Draft Environmental Assessment for Codifying Recreational Fishing at Willard National Fish Hatchery.

Written comments can be mailed to:

Pacific Region Fish and Aquatic Conservation Program
Attention: Thomas Sinclair, Westside Line Supervisor
911 NE 11th Avenue
Portland, OR, 97232

Comments can also be submitted via email to:
Please include "Willard NFH Fishing Plan Comment" in the subject line.

Credit: Florian Graner

Last Updated: March 25, 2020
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