Protecting and Restoring Anadromous Fish Habitat

The California Fish Passage Forum is a collaborative entity formed among federal and state agencies, and non-profits to explore, develop, and share effective methodology and resources to restore and recover anadromous fish populations by improving fish passage at man-made barriers. We are a nationally recognized fish habitat partnership under the National Fish Habitat Partnership.

Use this website as a resource to discover informational events, options for project funding, and resources to help advance the scope, scale, and pace of fish passage restoration in California.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PASSAGE ASSESSMENT DATABASE (PAD) EXPERT REVIEW WEBINAR

CDFW REGION 2 (NORTH CENTRAL REGION)

Wednesday March 20th

10AM-12PM

FUNDING AND RESOURCES FOR FISH PASSAGE PROJECTS WEBINAR

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

America’s Ecosystem Restoration Initiative: America the Beautiful Challenge 2024 Request for Proposals

Applicant Webinar (Register): Thursday, February 29, 2024, 2–4 PM Eastern TimePre-Proposal Due Date: Thursday, April 4, 2024 by 11:59 PM Eastern TimeFull Proposal Due Date (by invitation only): Tuesday, July 16, 2024, by 11:59 PM Eastern Time OVERVIEW The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), through anticipated...

2024 Klamath Basin Salmon Restoration Request for Proposals (RFP) Open Now

Klamath/Trinity/Shasta funding - The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation in cooperation with the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2024 Klamath Basin Salmon Restoration Request for Proposals (RFP). You...

2024 CDFW Fisheries Restoration Grant Program -Concept Proposal Phase Now Open!

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting concept proposal applications for projects under the Fisheries Restoration Grant Program (FRGP). The 2024 FRGP Proposal Solicitation Notice (PSN) (PDF) and 2024 FRGP Guidelines (PDF) outlines the priorities and requirements to apply. The concept...

Forum Organized 5-year Tour of Yellowjacket Creek Fish Passage Project Site

As part of the Nov 7-8th Forum Meeting in Santa Rosa, California, the California Fish Passage Forum organized a field tour of the Yellowjacket Creek Fish Passage Project, revisiting the project 5 years after its 2018 construction. The Yellowjacket Creek project restored fish passage to almost two miles of high-quality...

Biden-Harris Administration Announces More Than $51 Million from the President’s Investing in America Agenda to Restore and Protect Rivers and Watersheds

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to fund 18 projects in eight states that will improve aquatic habitats Media Contact: Interior_Press@ios.doi.gov For Release: Dec 19, 2023 Overlook of Las Vegas Wash WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior today announced more than $51 million in funding from President...

CDFW Awards $14 Million For Salmon, Steelhead Habitat Restoration Projects

December 13, 2023 By The Fishing Wire The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced the selection of 26 projects that will receive a collective $14 million to protect, restore and enhance the freshwater habitats of salmon and steelhead in northern California. Trout Unlimited, Inc. was awarded more...

Conservation and Fish Passage Job Opportunities

Please see the multiple job opportunities below. 1. The Salmon River Restoration Council is seeking a qualified and highly motivated individual to fill the position of Habitat Restoration Program Manager. This is by far SRRC's largest and most dynamic program and we are looking for a candidate who is comfortable with...

$36 Million Available for Fish Passage and River Restoration Projects as Part of President’s Investing in America Agenda

Interested parties should submit a Letter of Interest to the appropriate National Fish Passage Program regional coordinator, via email, by Nov. 17, 2023 October 11, 2023 Contact: publicaffairs@fws.gov Biden-Harris Administration Makes $36 Million Available for Fish Passage and River Restoration Projects as Part of...

2022 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife Watching Shows Economic Contribution of $395 billion to US Economy

Patricia AllenDirector of CommunicationsAssociation of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Washington D.C. (October 12, 2023)- The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies is pleased to see the final report on the 2022 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation, released today by the U.S. Fish and...

Next Forum Meeting November 7-8th, 2023 in Santa Rosa

After a long pause in in-person Forum meetings, we are pleased to announce that the next in-person Steering Committee meeting will take place Tuesday, November 7th at the California Dept of Fish and Wildlife office in Santa Rosa, CA.  A project site visit is planned for Wednesday, November 8th. At this meeting, we want to...