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  • Weedy Desert Transformed to Educational Oasis

    ENFH wet habitat

    Much of Entiat NFH’s 37 acres was once “a knapweed desert,” said manager Craig Chisam. Now, a young forest, wet habitat, and kid’s fishing pond have transformed the site. 


  • A Promise Kept for 75 Years

    1947 LNFH

    2015 was the 75th anniversary of the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery! It was the largest hatchery in the world in 1940.


  • Students Aid in Restoring Salmon Habitat

    Students at work

    Juniors and seniors at Okanogan High School are doing citizen science as part of an Ecology of the Okanogan class, with support from the Mid-Columbia River Fishery Resource Office (MCRFRO). 


  • Local Steelhead Program Thrives

    Broodstock collecting

    Angling for steelhead in the Methow River is all in a day's work at Winthrop NFH!


We are a collection of three hatcheries and a conservation office. Our hatcheries were built in response to the construction of Grand Coulee Dam, as mitigation for the dam's impact. The conservation office has gone through many transformations, becoming part of the Complex when it was organized in 2010. Visit this storymap to learn more...

Leavenworth Fisheries Complex contact information

12790 Fish Hatchery Road, Leavenworth, WA, 98826; (509) 548-7641
For more detailed contact info, go to Contact Us...

Last Updated: June 17, 2019
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