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Honoring Oceans on World Oceans Day
Honoring Oceans on World Oceans Day

Thanks to the heroic efforts and sacrifice of the salmon, people, animals, and plants hundreds of miles from the coast can take part in the richness that the ocean provides. On World Oceans Day, we honor the gifts that the oceans provide.

Indigenous Peoples Day
Indigenous Peoples Day

by Jeremy FiveCrows, critfc public affairs “Everywhere you are, Indians have been.” This phrase...

Giving Steelhead a Helping Hand
Giving Steelhead a Helping Hand

This spawning season, CRITFC and its member tribes will bolster the population of B-index Steelhead at Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River by an estimated 20%. This increase is thanks to CRITFC’s Steelhead Kelt Reconditioning program.

2017 Fishers Expo
2017 Fishers Expo

Nearly 100 people attended this year’s Columbia River Indian Fishers Expo in Hood River. It provided Indian fishers with information, resources, and training that will help them improve river safety, fish quality, and equipment maintenance.

The Columbia River Basin Holds Immense Natural Capital Value
The Columbia River Basin Holds Immense Natural Capital Value

A new report shows that the Columbia River Basin’s natural capital provides $198 billion in value annually, in food, water, flood risk reduction, recreation, habitat, aesthetic and other benefits. A modest 10% increase in ecosystem function would add $19 billion per year to the basin’s value.

Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act
Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act

CRITFC Chairman Leland Bill and Representative Jaime Herrera-Beutler (R-WA). Chairman Bill testified before Congress in support of H.R. 2083, the Endangered Salmon and Fisheries Predation Prevention Act. It seeks to give the tribes the same removal authority that the states have to deal with sea lion predation on endangered salmon populations.