While the Task Force functions in a variety of capacities, its main focus involves functioning as a funding agency, coordinating technical resources and providing public education.
Enhancing steelhead and searun cutthroat trout resources; and
Restoring, enhancing and protecting stream habitat critical to these anadromous species.
3.The Chehalis Basin
The area served by the Chehalis Basin Fisheries Task Force encompasses the entire Chehalis River watershed; the second largest river system in the state of Washington
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The Chehalis Basin Fisheries Task Force would like to invite you to join our efforts for producing salmon for sport and commercial fisheries; enhancing Steelhead and Cutthroat trout resources; and restoring, enhancing and protecting stream habitat critical to these anadromous species.Our organization was established to bring diverse interest groups together with the common goal of enhancing fisheries resources. Currently, membership includes recreational, tribal and commercial fishermen, concerned citizens, businesses, environmental organizations, economic development interests, organized labor, local government entities, and natural resource agencies. Membership dues are vital to the ongoing work of the Task Force.
Today in the Chehalis River 85% of hatchery Coho, 100% of hatchery Chinook, and 100% of hatchery Chum available for harvest come directly from or are dependent on projects funded by the Chehalis Basin Fisheries Task Force.