Weedy Desert Transformed to Educational Oasis
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
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
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
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.
As of July 14, 2016, 3,213 adult Spring Chinook Salmon have returned to Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery.
Track fish as they migrate upriver by visiting the Fish Passage Center's website...
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Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery is the headquarters for the Leavenworth Fisheries Complex. Our offices are in the two story main building, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. When LNFH was built, it was the largest fish hatchery in the world! Since 1940, our work has evolved to better meet our responsibilities.
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El Recorrido Autoguiado...
12790 Fish Hatchery Road, Leavenworth, WA, 98826
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- The Icicle Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited is offering their annual scholarship to graduating seniors of Entiat, Cascade, and Cashmere high schools! Applications are due before April 30, 2017.
Did you know...?
LNFH Complex is 75 years old in 2015!