The Yakima Basin Fish & Wildlife Recovery Board’s (YBFWRB) mission is to restore sustainable and harvestable populations of salmon, steelhead, bull trout and other at-risk fish and wildlife species through collaborative, economically sound efforts, that bring together diverse resources to promote wise resource management of the Yakima River Basin.
YBFWRB Board Role
- Coordinates funding for fish and wildlife restoration projects in the Yakima Basin (see Grant Program).
- Develops strategic plans to guide fish and wildlife recovery efforts in the Yakima Basin (see Recovery Planning).
- Supports efforts to implement priorities identified in its strategic plans.
- Fosters public awareness and engagement in fish and wildlife recovery issues (see Outreach).
The YBFWRB is in a unique position to bring together technical expertise, policy makers and local community representatives to broker long-term solutions to fish and wildlife management issues in the Yakima Basin.