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The Columbia River Research Laboratory was established in 1978, tracing its roots to the previous Reservoir Program of the Fish and Wildlife Service, in the Columbia River Gorge east of Portland. The CRRL, the Center’s largest field station, carries out research throughout the American West, including Puget Sound, the Columbia River Basin, the Klamath River Basin, and the Sacramento Bay Delta.
Dive into our research through our rich and diverse publications.
For many years, scientists at CRRL have collaborated with tribal entities around the Northwest in the collection of various types of fisheries data.