Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery
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Tribal Trust

Slide show of Native American activities at the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery - Photos: USFWS
Slide show of Native American activities
at Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery.
USFWS

Trust Responsibilities to Native American Tribes are described by the Indian Trust Doctrine, which was developed by the U.S. Supreme Court. The doctrine articulates the trust responsibility that the Federal Government has in relation to Native Americans. 

Under the Secretarial Order 3206 (signed by both the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Commerce), American Indian Tribal Rights, Federal-Tribal Trust Responsibilities, it is further recognized the USFWS has trust responsibilities with respect to tribes.  Adult salmon returning to the Hatchery are an important component of tribal fisheries activities. The focus of the fishery is the large pool located below the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery spillway. The character of the river here provides access to construct traditional scaffolds and fishing platforms. This fishery is important to tribal members as one of the few remaining places in Washington State that offers a productive fishing opportunity utilizing traditional methods. 

 
Chinook Salmon - Photo: USFWS
Chinook Salmon
USFWS
 
Coho Salmon- Photo: NMFS Northwest Fisheries Science Center
Coho Salmon
NMFS Northwest Fisheries Science Center
 
Steelhead Trout - Photo: USFWS
Steelhead Trout
USFWS
 
Rainbow Trout - Photo: USFWS
Rainbow Trout
USFWS
 
Pacific Lamprey - Photo: USFWS
Pacific Lamprey
USFWS
 
Bull Trout - Photo: USFWS
Bull Trout
USFWS
 
Aquatic Invasive Species Zebra Mussels - Photo: USGS
Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Zebra Mussels
USGS
Last updated: March 25, 2013
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