CRITFC | Restore, conserve Pacific Northwest Salmon


Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission

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 Friday, 21,130 fall chinook passed Bonneville Dam. So far 673,693 have passed this year.

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Advocacy Issues


Act Now to Stop the Threat to Wild Salmon Restoration Efforts

The Northwest Power & Conservation Council is updating its Fish & Wildlife Program. Unfortunately language in the draft could curtail the very techniques the tribal programs have been using to to achieve success. Sign a petition to let the Council know you support the tribal efforts to successfully recover wild salmon populations.

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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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Sturgeon Consumption Advisory

Resident Fish Consumption Advisory

Oregon and Washington have issued two fish consumption advisories on 9/23/13 for RESIDENT FISH in the Columbia River caught between Bonneville and McNary dams due to high to moderate levels of mercury and PCBs. The Oregon Health Authority and Washington State Department of Health issued this advisory to limit people's exposure.

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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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