Who’s Involved – Chehalis Basin Strategy Partners

Everyone has a role to play in the Chehalis Basin Strategy.

We’re a collection of community leaders, local, state, and tribal government officials, local residents, scientists, business owners, and nonprofit organizations who are committed to making the Chehalis Basin a safer, healthier, and more abundant place to live—for people, fish, and wildlife.

Strategy Leadership

The Chehalis Basin Board: The independent Chehalis Basin Board is a group of community leaders with diverse interests and perspectives who work together to lead the Chehalis Basin Strategy. The board meets monthly and listens to input from partners and residents to make final decisions about the direction for the Strategy—including which projects will be funded.

Visit the Chehalis Basin Board website to see the list of members and find public meeting information.

The Office of Chehalis Basin: The Chehalis Basin Strategy is administered by the Washington Department of Ecology’s Office of Chehalis Basin (OCB). The OCB is a small team whose main job is to keep the Strategy moving forward by supporting the Chehalis Basin Board, coordinating with the partner network, and providing transparency and accountability to the public.

Steering Committees: The Chehalis Basin Strategy includes many complex, moving pieces, two of which are led and coordinated by steering committees tasked with making recommendations directly to the Chehalis Basin Board.

Other parts of the Chehalis Basin Strategy are led and coordinated by project teams, working groups, and a broad network of collaborators.   

Project Partners Network

The Chehalis Basin Strategy wouldn’t be possible without folks working together from all over the Chehalis Basin. Partner organizations and entities are the ones who turn ideas into shovel-ready reality so Chehalis Basin residents, fish, and wildlife benefit from on-the-ground projects and actions.

Thank you to our core partners:

In addition, we’re grateful to partner with local government members of the Chehalis Basin Flood Authority (Cities of Aberdeen, Bucoda, Cosmopolis, Hoquiam, Montesano, Oakville, Centralia, Chehalis, Napavine, Pe Ell; Counties of Grays Harbor, Lewis, Thurston).

We work in partnership with dozens of additional entities across Chehalis Basin Strategy projects and are grateful for their stewardship of the Chehalis Basin.