Contracting & training for fish passage
Learn how to get involved with fish passage projects. See what projects are scheduled for design or construction, look at applicable standards & guidance, and view training opportunities.
Doing business with us on fish passage projects
Fish passage design trainings
Find the training videos focused on design elements of fish passage projects below.
Design training overview
Scroll down halfway through the 2020 Fish Passage and Stream Restoration Design Training page to view our design training overview. The training consists of 13 modules, focusing on a different aspect of the purpose and process of WSDOT fish passage projects delivery. Participants must watch all module videos before seeking certification for this training.
Watch the Designing Fish Passage Projects YouTube video to learn more about what happens in the design phase of a WSDOT fish passage project before construction begins.
To see an innovative fish passage project, watch this YouTube video of Loutsis Creek created by WSDOT contractor Goodfellow Bros., Inc. First of its kind on the west coast, the Loutsis Creek Fish Passage project on SR 203 in Duvall, WA used fiberglass arch tubes filled with concrete.
Watch the Coffee Creek Project YouTube video about our first Design-Build fish passage project. Learn more about the innovative project details including how the team rerouted the stream to avoid highway crossings and eliminated a county owned barrier in a cost-efficient manner.
Learn more about our standards & guidance
Use the various manuals and guidance below to learn more about WSDOT’s standards and guidance:
- Design Manual
- Environmental Manual
- Construction Manual
- Hydraulics Manual
- RES – ROW Manual
- WDFW’s WCDG Water Crossing Design Guidelines (2013) | Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife - these guidelines cover the design of culverts including information on bridge design, tidally influenced crossings, temporary crossings, culvert abandonment, and project development. They are designed to help designers comply with Washington state law to protect fish life.
We also host informational meetings with industry partners annually. These virtual meetings involve many WSDOT representatives who discuss our agency’s fish passage delivery plan, upcoming work, and answer questions from the audience. View the recording from the February 2023 meeting here: WSDOT Fish Passage Information Meeting & Forum.