From its inception in 1983, Yakama Nation Fisheries has employed scientific expertise to develop over 100 innovative projects and partnerships credited with restoring culturally important fish runs in the Columbia River. In 2008, the Yakama Nation and its federal partners signed the Columbia Basin Fish Accord.
The Accord is a ten year plan to begin addressing Columbia River fish habitat recovery. Working with federal, state, and local governments and private landowners alike, the Yakama Nation is making strategic investments to protect and restore salmon, steelhead, lamprey and White sturgeon. These actions address the full range of fisheries management activities relating to habitat, hydro impacts and artificial production.