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 effort and harvest in the Priest Rapids and Wanapum pools has significantly declined.  Therefore the Fish &Wildlife committee hereby closes the sturgeon setline fishery in those pools at 6pm Saturday Dec 16, 2017. 

The sturgeon setline fishery in the Priest Rapids/ Wanapum pools was set to close
at 5pm December 2, 2017.  However, there has been good effort and harvest during this 

Latest News

Announcement
YN F&W Committee authorize an additional fall commercial gillnet opening
in Zone 6 of the Columbia River from 6am Monday September 19 to
6pm Friday September 23, 2016.  See attached regs for
Announcement

Please come to the 20th annual Cle Elum Open house. 

This is a Potluck gathering and Salmon Bake. We ask that you bring a side dish follow directions below: