Protecting Fish and Watersheds
The tribal salmon restoration plan Wy-Kan-Ush-Mi Wa-Kish-Wit offers a gravel-to-gravel plan to protect and restore fish throughout the Columbia Basin.
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.
2014 Bonneville Fish Count
On Wednesday, 266 fall chinook passed Bonneville Dam. So far 852,703 have passed this year.
Columbia Gorge Coal and Oil Trains
On a tour of the Columbia River last month, CRITFC Executive Director Paul Lumley and Corps of Engineers representatives stopped at Columbia Hills State Park. Here they discovered a tremendous amount of coal and coal dust from trains that travel along the river... Continue Reading »
The Far-Reaching Effects of the Treaties
Since time immemorial, the health, spirit, and cultures of the Columbia River tribes have been sustained by the water, salmon, game, roots, and berries of our homeland— our sacred “First Foods.” When the Yakama, Umatilla, Warm Springs and Nez Perce tribes... Continue Reading »
Nez Perce Program Resurrects Snake R. Coho
Coho salmon are returning from a 20-year absence in the Snake River Basin, surging up the Columbia and Snake Rivers by the thousands and supporting fisheries along the way. Coho returns past Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River are nearing 10 times the 10-year... Continue Reading »
CRITFC Undergrad Internship Opportunities
The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission College Internship Program aims to increase the retention of member tribal students pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) degrees by providing research experience, mentoring, and an opportunity... Continue Reading »
Underwood In-lieu Site Fire
A fire at the Underwood In‑lieu Site on September 15 destroyed or damaged much of the north end of the site. Early indications are the blaze started around 6:00 a.m. when a propane tank connected to a cooking stove that a resident was using caught fire. The fire... Continue Reading »
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.Continue Reading »
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.Continue Reading »
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.Continue Reading »