RCO is home to the Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office and Salmon Recovery Funding Board.

It supports a coordinated effort by organizations, lead entities, regional fisheries enhancement groups, conservation districts, nonprofits, and state, federal, and tribal governments to restore and sustain salmon and steelhead and their habitat.

Salmon Recovery for the Future

Washington leads a sustained, decades-long effort by thousands of people and the investment of hundreds of millions of dollars across the state to restore salmon and the clean water and land that sustain them.

This Work Has Multiple Benefits:

  • Environment
  • Quality of life and well-being
  • Fishing-dependent economies, particularly in rural areas
  • Culture, particularly for the 29 federally recognized treaty tribes in Washington

State of Salmon

To learn more about how salmon are doing in your community, visit the State of Salmon report.


Banner photo by Charles Espey