Two full-day sessions (click here for the conference presentations)
The goal of the Future of Our Salmon Conferences is to facilitate dialogue between the co-managers of the resource and a broad range of other interested parties in an ongoing quest for a unified vision of salmon restoration in the Columbia River Basin. Each conference approaches this goal with a different theme.
The 2014 Future of Our Salmon conference focused on restoring fish passage to historical locations throughout the Columbia River Basin for salmon, lamprey, sturgeon, bull trout and other migratory and resident species. Out of this conference, we intend to develop principles, parameters and a process to drive the development of a unified strategy that allows Columbia River Basin fish to return to their entire historical range.
A preliminary technical workshop was held March 18-20th, 2014 in Spokane, WA to review recent advances in passage technology, identify obstacles, and develop viable solutions. Click here to see what was presented at this workshop, including downloads of the presentation materials from most of the speakers.
The conference series is for federal, tribal, First Nation, state, provincial, and local government representatives; Indian, sport, and commercial fishers; environmental organizations; and anyone else interested in restoring healthy, sustainable populations of anadromous and resident fish throughout the Columbia River Basin.
Visit CRITFC’s Restoring Fish Passage page to download a copy of the new US Columbia Basin Tribes and Canadian First Nations produced an interim joint paper “Fish Passage & Reintroduction into the US & Canadian Upper Columbia River.”
The conference was hosted by these Columbia River Basin tribes, First Nations, and intertribal organizations:
|Canadian Columbia River Intertribal Fisheries Commission||Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission||Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes||Cowlitz Indian Tribe||Okanagan Nation Alliance||Upper Columbia United Tribes||Upper Snake River Tribes|