Working Together to Manage Our Water

The Chehalis Basin Partnership formed to bring people together to find ways to reach shared goals for the Chehalis River Watershed. Our approach is to be collaborative and engage diverse interests in the watershed. We focus on finding voluntary, cooperative, non-regulatory approaches to addressing water resource challenges.

The Partnership’s founding members recognized that water can cause problems – whether there is too much of it or not enough in the right place at the right time. They also recognized that there were emerging opportunities for local input on managing water throughout an entire landscape.

The Partnership prepared the Chehalis Watershed Plan, released in 2004, which aspired to design a flexible and informed system to manage water that maximized the involvement of local residents.

Today, Partnership members are working to find solutions to water issues in five priority areas:

  • Planning
  • Public Involvement
  • Water Quality
  • Water Quantity
  • Habitat


“To implement a management plan that will result in effective, economical, and equitable management of the water in the Chehalis Basin to sustain viable and healthy communities and habitat conditions necessary for native fish.”

Join Us!

The Partnership meets the 4th Friday of each month — we are currently meeting via ZOOM (online meeting platform with a call-in option) to prevent the spread of Covid19. All meetings are open to the public.

If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to contact Watershed Coordinator, Kirsten Harma at or (360) 488-3232

July 24 – Chehalis Basin Partnership Meeting

Next meeting of the Chehalis Basin Partnership.  We will discuss the status of the projected water offset projects, broken out by subwatershed, as well as list of projects that may lead to ecological benefit in the basin. We will review the Streamflow Restoration Plan...

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Chehalis Basin Partnership – June 26

Next meeting of the Chehalis Basin Partnership.  We will discuss water offset project, habitat projects, and additional needs for completing the Watershed Plan Addendum on schedule.  The public is welcome to attend. Please contact the Coordinator to receive meeting...

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Chehalis Basin Partnership – May 22

Regular meeting of the Chehalis Basin Partnership will be held online, from 9:30-11:30, Friday, May 22nd.  Agenda topics include: Reviewing a draft outline for the Watershed Plan Addendum, and how to interpret the requirement for "Net Ecological Benefit" and how could...

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