A brief and incomplete list of partners we work with in the Yakima Basin. Additional partners are also described on the Regional Context page.

Restoration Project Sponsors

These partners are active in implementing fish and wildlife habitat projects on the ground in the Yakima Basin.

Benton Conservation District
City of Yakima
Kittitas Conservation Trust
Kittitas County Conservation District
Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group
North Yakima Conservation District
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Washington Resource Conservation & Development Council
Yakama Nation Fisheries
Yakima County

Partners release lamprey on 2019 tour with Yakama Nation

Partners release lamprey on 2019 tour with Yakama Nation
Photo Credit: T. Snyder

Yakama Nation Fisheries
Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
City of Yakima
Conservation District
Kittitas Conservation Trust
Mid Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group
Yakima County - Central Washington State

Major Public Land Managers

These public agencies manage large tracts of land and incorporate protection of fish and wildlife and their habitats into their land management plans:

US Forest Service – Naches Ranger District
US Forest Service – Cle Elum Ranger District
US Bureau of Land Management
Washington Department of Natural Resources
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 3

Land Trusts Protecting Fish & Wildlife Habitat in the Yakima Basin

These private non-profit groups focus on protecting open lands that support fish and wildlife:

Forterra (formerly Cascade Land Conservency)
Cowiche Canyon Conservancy
Tapteal Greenway Association
Yakima Greenway Foundation

Water Trusts Protecting Instream Flows

These partners specialize in working with water rights holders to develop voluntary projects that make water available to increase instream flows:

Washington Water Trust
Trout Unlimited Western Water Project

Fisheries Managers

Hatchery programs, habitat projects and regulations governing fishing in the Yakima Basin are implemented by:

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Fishing & Shellfishing
Yakama Nation Fisheries – Yakima-Klickitat Fisheries Project (a Yakama Nation/WDFW partnership)