Status and Trends - Habitat
vMethow Subbasin bar Municipal and agricultural development have impaired stream and floodplain functions in the middle and lower portions of the Methow Subbasin. Such development reduced stream channel and floodplain functions, leading to impaired stream complexity, wood and gravel recruitment, floodwater retention, and water quality problems. We have begun to address many of these limiting factors through the implementation of habitat improvement projects and protections.





Methow subbasin habitat infographics



Habitat Accomplishments


Since 2008, we have completed the following work to restore habitat for salmon and steelhead in the Methow Subbasin.* 

Fish Passage
  • 2 miles of habitat now accessible
Instream Habitat
  • 106 structures installed
  • 121 individual logs installed
  • 61 pools created
  • 16 miles of stream improved
  • 9 exclusion structures installed
  • 161 beavers released
  • 2 miles of stream habitat created
Wetland Habitat
  • 168.2 acres protected
  • 155 acres protected by fencing
Riparian Habitat
  • 9.59 miles protected
  • 6 miles improved
Upland Habitat
  • 33 acres treated/improved
  • 166 acres protected
Water Quality
  • 1,500 pounds of trash collected
  • 19,500 pounds of nutrients added to 92.5 miles of stream (cumulative)
Water Quantity
  • 1,908 acre/feet/yr water kept instream (cumulative)
  • 1,918 people contacted


*BPA-funded metrics reported to from 1/1/2008-12/31/2018.

Habitat Project Maps

Note: Shown here are highlights- there may be additional projects and categories of metrics not shown. Priority ecological concerns were compiled from regional experts' documents related to the Accord and post-Accord planning process, as well as those reported in the Habitat Work Schedule. See links in project popups in the map for more information. (PILOT)


Click on any of the icons located on the map to learn more about our actions that improved and restored fish habitat, at that location, in the subbasin.