What We Do
Our Habitat Restoration program works with partners to enhance and restore aquatic habitats.
Our Projects and Research
We have four programs:
- Yakima Basin Program: We focus on monitoring and evaluation, bull trout trapping and hauling at Bureau of Reclamation dams, mussel monitoring, improving instream flows, restoration, protecting existing high-quality habitat, and providing fish access to headwaters.
- Native Fish Conservation Program: We evaluate and monitor bull trout, Pacific lamprey, and other understudied aquatic species to evaluate the status of populations and assist with conservation efforts.
- Hatchery Evaluation Program: We look for ways to optimize the performance and contribution of the fish we raise in our hatcheries.
- Habitat Restoration Program: We work cooperatively with our partners to enhance and restore aquatic habitats through innovative techniques and best available science for the benefit of our native species in the Mid- and Upper Columbia.