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Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission
Help make the season a bit brighter for the tribal fishing families along the Columbia River by donating to CRITFC's annual Salmon Claus gift drive.
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The Oregon Health Authority has released a fish consumption advisory for Pacific lamprey in the Columbia River and its tributaries in Oregon due to high levels of mercury and PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) in lamprey tissue. This advisory is to limit people’s exposure to these toxic substances. This advisory doesn’t include other migratory fish such as […]
The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission has released the 2022 Update of the Tribal Energy Vision for the Columbia River Basin. This Energy Vision was developed to ensure that the energy transition taking place to combat climate change is done in a way that also protects already imperiled Columbia Basin salmon and steelhead populations. “Renewable […]
Warm Springs tribal leader Ron Suppah was sworn in as the 2022-2023 Chair of the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission during its July meeting.
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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.
Yesterday, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland, Regional BIA Director Bryan Mercier, and several senior BIA advisors visited three Columbia River tribal fishing access sites. At the Cooks In-lieu Site, Assistant Secretary Newland announced that $880,000 had been provided by the Biden-Harris Administration to upgrade the water and sanitation systems at Cascade Locks, Ft […]
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In 2007, the Nez Perce Tribe’s Pacific lamprey restoration team, led by the late Elmer Crow, released a group of lamprey into Newsome Creek, a small tributary of the South Fork Clearwater River in Idaho. They had been collected from the lower Columbia River and transported 400 miles upriver to spare them from the […]
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The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission mourns the passing of our elder and former Chair Fidelia Andy, who represented the Yakama Nation at the CRITFC commission table from 2006 to 2010. Fidelia Andy was a strong advocate for all the First Foods. She was driven by a commitment to traditional gathering and fishing, protecting tribal […]
The new water year (started on Oct. 1) has seen highly variable rain and mountain snowfall catches. The seasonal rain/snow accumulation graphic (below) suggests higher than normal totals in the north Oregon and Washington Cascades, northeast Oregon, southern Idaho, western British Columbia, and western Montana, while below normal in central/southern Oregon. Ocean and atmosphere indicators […]