Support the Hood Canal Steelhead Project

HCSEG needs your help for our Hood Canal Steelhead Project! Donations will directly support monitoring our steelhead traps on the Little Quilcene, Tahuya and Dewatto Rivers. During each project season we make 63 trips to these trap locations to collect data that is used in efforts to recover Puget Sound Steelhead!

Please take a moment to support boots-on-the-ground steelhead recovery action:

NEW! 2023 hcseg tide calendars

Every calendar purchased supports HCSEG’s research, restoration and education programs. Calendars show HCSEG projects and programs, holidays, events, and with the option to show your local tide table!

Please note – to find Hood Canal tides choose “Strait of Juan de Fuca”

Nov. 15 - Dec. 15

support the farm at water's edge

HCSEG’s Farm at Water’s Edge (FAWE) is raising funds for new raised garden beds that will expand our U-Pick garden and provide more accessible picking and gardening options for those with limited mobility.


A donation of $5 also allows you to enter the fundraiser raffle! After donating, simply email heather@pnwsalmoncenter.org with the name you used to donate and the amount donated. Prize: Farm at Water’s Edge tote bag, tour of the farm with the Farm Manager and a basket of produce in summer 2023. Winner will be announced after Dec. 15th.

30 Years of salmon research, restoration & education in the Hood canal watershed.

The Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group strives to deepen the connection between land, people, and salmon through research, restoration, and education. Our mission is to ensure that wild salmon are once again abundant in the Pacific Northwest.

Duckabush Estuary | Photo Credit: John Knox

30 Years of salmon research, restoration & education in the Hood canal watershed.

The Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group strives to deepen the connection between land, people, and salmon through research, restoration, and education. Our mission is to ensure that wild salmon are once again abundant in the Pacific Northwest.

Duckabush Estuary | Photo Credit: John Knox

Where We Work

With the help of our donors, volunteers, and staff, the Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group (HCSEG) participates in restoration and research projects throughout the entire Hood Canal Watershed in the western part of Washington State. These efforts not only benefit local salmon populations, but also support the ecological diversity of this beautiful and scenic natural community.

In addition to habitat restoration and research, HCSEG carries out an assortment of educational programs, supporting students, teachers, and life-long learners. Located next to the Union River estuary, HCSEG’s headquarters, the Salmon Center, has a beautiful, certified organic garden, as well as a variety of farm animals, (llamas, alpacas, chickens, ducks, goats, etc.), to demonstrate how salmon, humans, and agriculture can coexist.

Bring Your class to the salmon center!

Why Salmon, why now?

137 or more local species depend on salmon for their survival, making them a true keystone species and the biological foundation for our local ecosystem. The Pacific Northwest is known across the globe for its towering tree giants, layers of greenery, resident pods of orca whales, and diverse ecosystem made up of countless plants, bugs, animals, and fungi. This could cease to exist as we know it if we do not act swiftly and strategically to protect our threatened wild salmon populations.