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NOAA Recommends Funding 46 Fish Passage Projects
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NOAA Recommends Funding 46 Fish Passage Projects

NOAA Fisheries has recommended nearly $240 million to fund 46 fish passage projects this year, plus an additional $38 million for addition fish passage projects in future years. The funds are to come through the Biden-Harris administration’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act, NOAA announced May 22. The project list includes over $158 million for 27 projects selected through the Restoring Fish Passage through Barrier Removal funds. The goal is to restore access to healthy habitat for migratory fish nationwide through efforts including on-the-ground fish passage restoration. Funds are currently being processed and the regional federal fishery councils are expected to receive initial funds this summer, with the remainder coming in fiscal 2025, NOAA Fisheri...
Interior Department Announces $35M for National Fish Passage Projects
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Interior Department Announces $35M for National Fish Passage Projects

Alaska, California, Oregon and Washington are among 22 states sharing in a new $35 million federal investment to address outdated or obsolete dams, culverts, levees and other barriers to fish in the nation’s rivers and streams. The Interior Department announcement of Friday, April 21 is being funded under President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. It is part of the agency’s five-year, $200 million commitment to restore free-flowing waters, remove barriers to fish migration and protect communities from flooding rivers and streams. Interior officials said it’s also part of an over $3 billion investment in fish passage and aquatic connectivity projects under the Investing in America agency, which includes funds from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act. Int...
NOAA Backs $16M+ in Fish Passage Funds, Including in Alaska, Washington, Oregon
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NOAA Backs $16M+ in Fish Passage Funds, Including in Alaska, Washington, Oregon

NOAA Fisheries has recommended spending more than $16 million for 13 tribal priority fish passage projects in seven states, including Alaska, California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. In Alaska, the allocations include $1,558,006 to the Chickaloon Native Village, $425,920 to Sealaska Corp., and up to $2.9 million to The Eyak Corp. to remove fish passage barriers and for stream-crossing barriers. In California, the Round Valley Indian Tribes are allocated $1.3 million to engage in dam removal at the Potter Valley Project on the Eel River. Idaho’s Shoshone-Bannock Tribes on the Fort Hall Reservation are receiving over $1 million to restore fish passage and habitat connectivity in the Yankee Fork watershed. The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Oregon are to recei...
Three Oregon Fish Passage Projects Awarded $750,000 in Funding 
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Three Oregon Fish Passage Projects Awarded $750,000 in Funding 

Three fish passage projects in Oregon’s Tillamook County have received a total of $750,000 in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds as part of a long-term effort to restore 95% of historic habitat connectivity for five types of Endangered Species Act-listed salmonids and Pacific lamprey.  The projects, part of the “Salmon SuperHwy” strategic effort, are also intended to reduce flooding and improve public safety in the flood-prone coastal community. The funding is through a $200 million package from the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service for restoring fish and wildlife passage by removing in-stream barriers and providing technical assistance under the National Fish Passage Program.  The ‘Salmon SuperHwy’ is an effort to restore access to nearly 180 miles of blocked habitat throughout six...