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.
2014 Bonneville Fish Count
Restoring Habitat on the M. Fork John Day
The Oxbow Conservation Area, located on the Middle Fork John Day River, exhibits critical habitat for Chinook salmon, Steelhead and Bull Trout. Dredge mining severely channelized the riverbed in the 1940s leading to a straightened channel and disconnected floodplain.... Continue Reading »
The Changing Climate
For thousands of years, tribal cultures have been based on the First Foods that each came at their appointed time. Our calendars and travels were based on when these sacred foods—the salmon, the game, the roots, and the berries—were ready for harvest. Now,... Continue Reading »
Beautifying the Fishing Access Sites
Under a grant CRITFC received from the Potlatch Fund, Yakama artist Toma Villa has been working on painting murals and creating artwork to beautify the fishing access sites. Toma’s graffiti-style murals brightly depict tribal, natural, and historical themes.... Continue Reading »
Pacific Salmon Treaty Chinook Chapter
One of the main reasons the tribes created CRITFC in 1977 was to provide its member tribes with technical assistance on harvest, hatchery, water management, and fish passage issues. The CRITFC Fish Management Department does this in several ways. It tracks the... Continue Reading »
2015 Water Supply Forecast
Despite off-and-on rain and snow since October, Columbia River basin weather patterns are coming back to normal, although it is still a little on the warm, dry side. In general, mountain snow stations show the water contained in Oregon and Washington snowpacks... Continue Reading »
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.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 »