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The Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program is the largest regional effort to recover and protect fish and wildlife in the nation. Funded by the federal Bonneville Power Administration under authority of the 1980 Northwest Power Act, the program mitigates the impacts of hydropower dams on fish and wildlife.


The program has directed funding to improve fish passage at dams; improve habitat; boost hatchery fish production; evaluate the success of these efforts; and improve scientific knowledge through research. In fiscal year 2018, the Bonneville Power Administration invested $289 million to implement the program.

 We invite you to explore the work being done by many entities around the basin to achieve the program’s vision of healthy ecosystems that sustain abundant, productive, and diverse plants and animals.

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