The fish in the Columbia River and its tributaries are of paramount importance to our people, our diet, and our health.

Through our treaty-reserved rights, we advocate for the resources that cannot speak for themselves, and we provide outreach and education activities that empower others to do the same.

Our biologists and technicians are out in the field every day, actively restoring the river in accordance with our traditions and rigorous science.

Project Spotlight

This fish habitat enhancement project recreates habitat that is below historical and potential conditions. A total of 7 logjams were constructed in areas that would naturally accumulate wood, channel migration rates will be slowed while improving fish habitat.

Project Spotlight

Photo collage - implementation of restoration work

The Status and Trends Annual Report (STAR) will summarize fish population status and trends, restoration and management action implementation goals and priorities, and project effectiveness relating to Yakama Nation treaty-trust aquatic species and their habitats.

Our Projects

Harvest News

The tribal sturgeon setline fishery normally begins January 1st of each year. At
the present time harvestable numbers of sturgeon are available in Zone 6 of the Columbia River.
The Fish and Wildlife Committee directed Fisheries Staff to
schedule a fishers meeting for Friday, January 16, 2015,
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the CHC Heritage Theatre,

Latest News

Jarred Johnson

The Yakama Nation’s Upper Columbia Habitat Restoration Project (UCHRP) is requesting bids to conduct a River Safety Assessment of the Upper Methow River during the Spring and Summer 2015.  The UCHRP implements habitat restoration projects to...

Chris Butler

The Yakama Nation Fisheries Program, Upper Columbia Habitat Restoration Project (UCHRP) is seeking services for a contract to assist in survey, analysis, conceptual development, and cost estimates for the Eight Mile Creek Fish Barrier removal...