What we do

We work with stakeholders to recover fish species in the Upper Columbia that are listed under the Endangered Species Act:

  • Upper Columbia Spring Chinook (endangered)
  • Upper Columbia Steelhead (threatened)
  • Bull trout (threatened)

Salmon Recovery


  • *Collaborate with partners to facilitate implementation of salmon habitat restoration and protection projects that are consistent with the Upper Columbia Spring Chinook Salmon and Steelhead Recovery Plan.
  • *Coordinate with entities working in those sectors outside of habitat (i.e. hatchery, harvest and hydropower) to report progress toward program goals that similarly contribute to recovery.

Click here to learn more about the UCSRB’s work in salmon recovery.

Forest Restoration


  • *The UCSRB facilitates collaboration among diverse stakeholders to accelerate terrestrial and aquatic restoration of forest lands in North Central Washington.

The Facts:

  • *The Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest comprises 70% of the combined land base in Okanogan and Chelan counties.
  • *Most of our snowpack dominated streams originate on National Forest managed lands.
  • *Many of the listed bull trout populations reside on National Forest managed lands.

Click here to learn more about the UCSRB’s forest health work.

Science Democratization


  • *Make natural and social science information and data readily available to partners to increase our shared understanding of the biological, physical and societal implications of ongoing river and forest restoration efforts.
  • *Track progress toward recovery goals by providing ongoing syntheses of the best available science that guides effective Recovery Plan implementation.
  • *Feed science into an adaptive process that enables continued learning and evaluation. See data portal here

Click here to learn more about the UCSRB’s science work.