What We Do

Yakima River Near Benton City
Photo Credit: S. Ladd

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 sensitive efforts, combined resources, and wise resource management of the Yakima River Basin.

The Board:
  1. Coordinates funding for fish and wildlife restoration projects in the Yakima Basin (see Grant Program).
  2. Develops strategic plans to guide fish and wildlife recovery efforts in the Yakima Basin (see Recovery Planning).
  3. Supports efforts to implement priorities identified in its strategic plans.
  4. 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.