Status and Trends - Habitat
vWenatchee Subbasin bar Past forest management practices and recreational, agricultural, municipal, and residential development have led to the decline of habitat quality/quantity. Impairments include reduced habitat complexity, connectivity, water quantity/quality, and riparian function. Impaired stream complexity, wood and gravel recruitment, flood water retention, flows, and water quality are limiting salmonid production. We are currently implementing projects that help address many of these limiting factors.




Wenatchee Subbasin habitat infographics



Habitat Accomplishments


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

Fish Passage
  • 0.5 miles of habitat now accessible
Instream Habitat
  • 94 structures installed
  • 33 pools created
  • 3.75 miles of stream improved
  • 0.25 miles of stream channel created
Wetland Habitat
  • 3 acres improved
Riparian Habitat
  • 0.2 miles improved
Water Quality
  • 9,200 pounds of nutrients added to 70 miles of stream (cumulative)
Water Quantity
  • 14 miles of stream with improved water management
  • 35 cfs of flow kept instream
  • 4,600 people contacted


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

Habitat Actions Map

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.