Bridge across the Lower Columbia River

Lower Columbia River funding

Recovery is a long-term commitment

Sustained efforts by federal, state, tribal, and local interests are needed to address recovery impacts that contribute to the decline of our fish populations. The success will depend on continued support from all funding sources. It is estimated that the statewide cost of habitat-related recovery actions between 2010 and 2019 could be as high as $5.5 billion. Our regional costs could top $1.25 billion. Federal, state, and local funding constraints make it unlikely that such funding levels can be achieved. Progress toward recovery will require careful planning and setting priorities to make the best use of available resources. Partnerships will play a key role in leveraging resources and creating cost-effective recovery approaches.

Indicator data


Visit How we measure for background about this data, and our Salmon Data Portal for original source data behind the indicator charts and graphs used throughout this site.