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Ostrander Creek Fish Passage Restoration RFP Final Engineering Design & Permitting Assistance Contract


The Cowlitz Indian Tribe (Tribe) has secured Brian Abbott Fish Barrier Removal Board Funding (BAFBRB) and Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB) grant funding through the Washington Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) to update the existing preliminary designs to final designs and complete permitting documents to support the removal of Ostrander Creek – Woods Railroad crossing and culvert in Cowlitz County, WA. The completion of this project will restore fish passage to 19 miles of habitat upstream.  

Critical Dates:

  • Optional Site Tour (Tentative):  March 14, 2023 – 10:00am PST 
  • Request for Clarification/Question Submittals by: March 20, 2023 – 5:00pm PST 
  • Response to Questions: March 23, 2023 – 6:00pm PST
  • Proposal Submission Deadline: March 30, 2023 – 2:00 pm PST 
  • Tentative Award Selection: April 6, 2023 
  • Anticipated Project Timeline: April 2023 – December 31, 2024 


The legacy of an ancient people in southwest Washington is rich with descendants who manage a growing portfolio of health, education, scientific research, housing, transportation, development, elder care, conservation and legal issues. The Cowlitz Tribe is a growing force in community building in what are now Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis and parts of Pierce, Skamania and Wahkiakum Counties, a vast territory occupied by numerous Cowlitz villages prior to non-Cowlitz exploration and seizure. Today, an elected Tribal Council is composed of professionals adept at managing multiple programs and projects.