Lower Cedar River Subarea

Why is this Subarea Important to Salmon?

The lower Cedar River mainstem and its four main fish-bearing tributaries provide the majority of the current spawning habitat for chinook and sockeye salmon and steelhead trout in the WRIA 8 system. This subarea also provides significant spawning and rearing habitat for coho salmon and cutthroat trout. Factors contributing to the decline of salmon habitat in this subarea include fish access and passage barriers, altered hydrology and flow, and degradation of riparian conditions.

The Lower Cedar River Subarea includes these local jurisdictions:

Follow the external links to learn what each jurisdiction is doing to improve habitat for salmon.
* Indicates that volunteer opportunities or other specific salmon related information are available on this site.

Related organizations in the Lower Cedar River Subarea:

Information resources about the Lower Cedar River Subarea:

Salmon habitat projects in the Lower Cedar Subarea funded through the WRIA 8 collaborative process are now included in the Habitat Work Schedule (HWS) state-wide website. In the website, click on the WRIA 8 watershed on the state map to enter our HWS website.