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Ocean Fishery Planning

Ocean Fishery Planning

Among the many duties of Fish and Wildlife Committee Members and CRITFC Commissioners are delegations where they are sent to participate in the work of the Pacific Salmon Commission and Pacific Fishery Management Council. The Pacific Salmon Commission deals with...
Contaminants Found in Juvenile Lamprey

Contaminants Found in Juvenile Lamprey

Recent research by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission found that high levels of pesticides, flame retardants, and mercury in Pacific lamprey may be contributing to their overall decline in the Columbia River Basin. The...
Revised ID, WA Water Quality Standards

Revised ID, WA Water Quality Standards

Both Washington and Idaho are moving forward to update their surface water quality standards.  These standards determine the “safe” level of pollution that industry and municipal wastewater treatment plants are allowed to discharge into streams and rivers of the...
Tribes Meet With EPA Administrator

Tribes Meet With EPA Administrator

Tribal leaders met with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy in the CRITFC commission chambers in Portland on April 15. Administrator McCarthy is President Obama’s chief environmental advocate. At the meeting, tribal leaders stressed their...
Yakama Nation Floodplain Enhancement

Yakama Nation Floodplain Enhancement

by Laura Gephart, critfc watershed projects coordinator Willy Dick Creek, a tributary of Toppenish Creek, has four miles of available steelhead spawning habitat. The creek only produced an average of four ESA Middle Columbia River steelhead redds per year between 2006...
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