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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the Proposed Plan for cleanup of the Portland Harbor Superfund site on June 8, 2016. Read more about PORTLAND HARBOR – PROPOSED PLAN – PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
Yakama Nation Re-Introduction Efforts Bring Once-Extinct Sockeye Back to Cle Elum Lake, Tributaries Read more about Yakama Nation Re-Introduction Efforts Bring Once-Extinct Sockeye Back to Cle Elum Lake, Tributaries
Bringing Back Once Extinct Coho: Yakama Nation Expanding Restoration Program Into Tributaries The Columbia Basin Bulletin: Weekly Fish and Wildlife News Issue No.663 Read more about Bringing Back Once-Extinct Coho
3rd Annual Lake Cle Elum Mackinaw Tournament Saturday May 4th starting at 8:00 am from Parkers at Morgan Creek. Check in and registration at 7:00 am. For information call Kenny Selzler at 509-674-9087. Read more about 3rd Annual Lake Cle Elum Mackinaw Tournament
The Yakama Nation confirms the presence of salmon in the White Salmon basin. Condit Dam was breached on October 26th, 2011 making the river accessible to upstream salmon migration for the first time in 99 years. Read more about River accessible to upstream salmon migration after ninety-nine year absence
Adult sockeye transported from Priest Rapids dam in July are spawning above Lake Cle Elum. Sockeye change from ocean rearing colors of blue back to a bright green head and red body when they are spawning. The vibrant color of the sockeye and large number has biologists enthusiastic to share the success of the innovative program. The Yakama Nation is in its fourth year of reintroduction work that includes transporting sockeye into the lake, monitoring populations, spawning surveys, and developing strategies to maintain the Yakima Basin stock. The number that spawns has increased each year as the tribe negotiated an agreement to take up to three percent of overall run size. Read more about Salmon Spawning in Yakima Basin