Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission

2014 Year in Review

Click here for CRITFC's major accomplishments and highlights of 2014.

Restoration to Harvestable Levels

The tribal salmon restoration plan Wy-Kan-Ush-Mi Wa-Kish-Wit continues a tribal tradition of sound resource management.

Combining Science and Traditional Wisdom

The tribal salmon restoration plan Wy-Kan-Ush-Mi Wa-Kish-Wit combines cutting edge science with traditional tribal knowledge.

Restoration to Harvestable Levels

The tribal salmon restoration plan Wy-Kan-Ush-Mi Wa-Kish-Wit seeks to restore salmon to healthy levels that support a robust tribal and non-tribal fishery.

2015 Bonneville Fish Count

On Saturday, 22,449 fall chinook passed Bonneville Dam. So far 102,898 have passed this year.

Current year: red line; 10-year average: light blue area. Graph shows entire run period.
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Advocacy Issues

The Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 law prohibits, with certain exceptions, killing marine mammals in U.S. 
waters and by U.S. citizens on the high seas, and importing 
marine mammals and marine mammal products into the U.S.

Columbia River Sea Lions

Columbia Basin residents have supported and invested in salmon recovery efforts for decades to improve the status of salmon.  A number of California sea lions have learned to exploit an artificial situation at Bonneville Dam to disproportionately impact depressed salmon runs.

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Workforce Opportunities

Each week, the CRITFC workforce development program will post educational and workforce development opportunities. The categories include K-12 opportunities, internships, scholarships, jobs, and professional development opportunities. Visit the page here.

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Integrating Floodplain Management and Salmon Conservation

Can floodplains be managed to provide a healthier ecosystem, improve water quality and minimize flood consequences consistent with sustainable development? An expert group of speakers will explore these topics at an upcoming Continuing Legal Education course hosted by CRITFC and OLI on Nov. 7.

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Adult lamprey

Lamprey Restoration

This ancient fish has survived ice ages, mass extinctions, and shifting continental plates for hundreds of millions of years. Now, in less than a century, they have declined to the point where their very existence is in peril. The tribes of the Columbia Basin, honor-bound to protect them, are working to restore this important part of the ecosystem and tribal culture.

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coal train

Columbia Gorge Coal Transport

Three proposals are being considered that would transport coal through the Columbia River Gorge to be shipped to Asia. All of these projects will affect the Columbia and those who depend on it, creating environmental injustice as the burdens of the projects fall on those who will reap the least benefits.

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