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...

Our Projects

Harvest News

There are harvestable numbers of sturgeon availabile in the Bonneville Pool.
The Fish and Wildlife Committee has authorized a commercial sturgeon
setline fishery in Bonneville Pool from 6am Wed October 17 to 
Due to the low fall chinook returns to date, the Fish and Wildlife Committee is closing
the weekly subsistence fishing period on the Yakima River. 
See attached Committee Action for dettails.

Latest News

  • Fall Chinook has been lower than expected and Upriver Bright Fall Chinook (URB)
  • have been downgraded to 138,600 at the mouth of the Columbia River. 
Fall Fishers Meeting
Friday August 3, 2018
10 am - 4 pm
Hood River Inn
Agenda attached