Funding Opportunity for Small Forest Landowners

The Family Forest Fish Passage Program (FFFPP) is a voluntary program through which landowners can receive financial and technical assistance for removing or repairing fish passage barriers on forestland. A "fish passage barrier" is any human-made instream structure that impedes the free passage of fish.  Examples of fish passage barriers include culverts, dams, weirs, and road crossings.  Cost-share rates range from 75% to 100% of eligible project costs.

You qualify for the program if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are a private, small forest landowner.
  • The fish barrier is on forestland and associated with a road.
  • The structure is on a fish-bearing stream.

Applications must be received in the Small Forest Landowner Office at the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) by June 30 of the current year.  Applications received after that date will be considered during the next year's grant cycle.  If a project is selected for funding, a sponsor (such as the Conservation District) oversees all aspects of implementing the project.  For more information or to request an application call the Conservation District at (360) 452-1912 ext. 109.