Yakama Nation Fisheries is a program of the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation
From its inception in 1983, Yakama Nation Fisheries has employed scientific expertise in concert with traditional ecological knowledge to develop innovative projects and partnerships credited with restoring culturally important fish runs in the Columbia River. Yakama Nation Fisheries is headquartered on the Yakama Reservation. We maintain field offices in Portland, Husum, Goldendale, Wahkiacus, Glenwood, Prosser, Yakima, Ellensburg, Cle Elum, Peshastin, Wenatchee, Winthrop, Piney Wood, and Twisp. Yakama Nation Fisheries consists of over 200 employees that manage numerous projects across the Columbia River mainstem and sub-basins (White Salmon, Little White Salmon, Wind, Klickitat, Rockcreek, Yakima, Wenatchee, Entiat, Chelan, and Methow). Yakama Nation Fisheries focuses on culturally important fish, including: Chinook, sockeye, steelhead, coho, Pacific lamprey, and White sturgeon.
Yakama Nation Fisheries honors, protects, and restores the Columbia River.