This project will replace six culverts on Perkins Creek in Oregon. The project will reconnect 3.5 miles of quality spawning and rearing habitat for cutthroat trout, Pacific lamprey, and threatened Chinook salmon. Perkins Creek is an important spawning and rearing habitat and remains cooler than surrounding waters, improving resilience againstfor these local species. The existing culverts are also prone to flooding, putting the surrounding community at risk. In addition to helping fish, the completed project will increase resilience for a small, underserved, rural community by providing citizens along Perkins Creek with consistent and safe access to their homes.
Project Quick Facts:
OR, Lane County
NFPP Project Funding
4 Stream Miles Reopened
Partner Project Lead
Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council
The National Fish Passage Program: Leaders in Building Bridges and Fostering Connections
The National Fish Passage Program is a national leader connecting watersheds and people. The program has decades of experience implementing infrastructure projects with partners. Fish passage project proposals can be initiated by any individual, organization, government, or agency. However, proposals must be submitted and completed in cooperation with a Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office. (Please note thatprojects being used for federal or state compensatory mitigation or required by existing federal or state regulatory programs are not eligible for funding through the National Fish Passage Program.)
200 Million Dollar Investment in Rivers, Wildlife, and Communities
Clean free-flowing waterways are vital to wildlife, people, and ecosystems. But across the country, millions of barriers fragment rivers, block fish migration, and put communities at higher risk to flooding. The, signed in November 2021, included $200 million for restoring fish and wildlife passage by removing in-stream barriers and providing technical assistance under the National Fish Passage Program.