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.
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.
Leavenworth Fisheries Complex contact information12790 Fish Hatchery Road, Leavenworth, WA, 98826; (509) 548-7641
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Did You Know...?
President Benjamin Harrison protected sea lions, sea otters, and salmon in 1891 when he created one of the first wildlife refuges.