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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). 


  • Steelhead and Beavers Forge Common Cause

    Broodstock collecting

    Beavers and steelhead occupy the raceways at Winthrop NFH, both part of a long-term, cooperative effort to improve local watersheds and conserve fish.


what's happening at the hatchery

Free Snowshoe Tours Start Again

Beginning in December (snow permitting), free guided snowshoe tours will beging at Leavenworth NFH.

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Recent Fish Returns

As of July 14, 2016, 3,213 adult Spring Chinook Salmon have returned to Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery.

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Last Updated: April 27, 2017
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