White River Large Wood Atonement 

The objective of the White River Large Wood Atonement project is to accelerate floodplain recovery and enhance in-stream function in the lower White River. This project will improve habitat for all salmonids that utilize the lower White River, including spring Chinook, steelhead, sockeye, and bull trout throughout the 2 mile treatment reach. This will be accomplished by installing vertical large woody debris (LWD) pieces in specific locations where it is expected to recruit further LWD and increase the retention time of wood that is currently floated quickly through the system.

If you have any questions regarding this project, please do not hesitate to contact us or download our project fact sheet. We also have an informational pamphlet on recreational considerations on the White River for download.


Installing log pilings for the arays.


Final Array.


Additional downloadable recources about this project are below:

American Whitewater - Recreational Boating Considerations

A Presentation to the Chelan County Commissioners - April 2014

Recreational considerations_on the White_River_2013

White River Community Letter From  September 2013

White River Wood Atonement Presentation

White River Flood Hazard Assessment


Partners: Chelan Douglas Land Trust, WDFW, USFWS. Funding provided by: USFWS, HCP Tributary Committee, and the Salmon Recovery Funding Board (SRFB). Expected Completion: December 2014.