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CRITFC Intern Spotlight: Truman Merrifield

Warm Springs tribal member Truman Merrifield was selected as an intern in CRITFC’s TRAIL Project. This project aims to foster the educational pursuits of Indian students studying Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) degrees by providing research...

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Forecasting Salmon Runs

CRITFC Executive Director Paul Lumley's Message One of the key pieces of information in fishery planning is the pre-season forecast—an estimate of how many salmon will be returning. This isn’t always a perfect science and it is based on past perfomance. In some years,...

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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...

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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...

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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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