The fish in the Columbia River and its tributaries are of paramount importance to our people, our diet, and our health.

Through our treaty-reserved rights, we advocate for the resources that cannot speak for themselves, and we provide outreach and education activities that empower others to do the same.

Our biologists and technicians are out in the field every day, actively restoring the river in accordance with our traditions and rigorous science.

Project Spotlight

Washington state now requires all K-12 schools to teach a new curriculum called Since Time Immemorial: Tribal Sovereignty in Washington State. The Yakama Nation has been an active participant in the development of the curriculum, which educators will use as they teach...

Project Spotlight

Yakama Nation Harvest Management

Under the Treaty of 1855, the Yakama Nation reserved the right to fish, hunt and gather and other rights at all usual and accustomed places. This includes the preservation of fish habitat at all usual and accustomed fishing places...

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Harvest News

The Columbia Upriver Spring chinook run has been downgraded to 
75,000 at the mouth of the Columbia River.  The allowable treaty harvest 
Due to the low spring chinook returns to date and that the hatchery is 
unlikely to achieve broodstock collection in 2019, the Fish and Wildlife
Committee hereby closes the fishery on the Wind River

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Yakima Basin Science & Management Conference 2019