• Accord Partner: Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs

    Shitike Creek restoration and streambed complexity creates better habitat for fish. 

    Locations of Warm Springs Tribes' Fish Accord projects. Click here for larger view. 














    The Warm Springs Tribes are conserving water for fish by piping irrigation ditches and improving irrigation methods.

  • Watch a video on a Warm Springs Tribes project
    About the Warm Springs Tribes and their Fish Accord

    Home of the Warm Springs, Wasco, and Paiute tribes, the Warm Springs Reservation is inhabited by nearly 4,000 tribal members, most of whom live in or around the town of Warm Springs.

    The 660,000 acre Warm Springs Indian Reservation provides critical habitat for wild populations of spring Chinook salmon, Mid-Columbia summer steelhead, bull trout, redband trout, Pacific lamprey, and a variety of other native non-salmonid species. Protection and maintenance of these populations is important to Tribal culture and future harvest opportunities. The Tribes maintain and exercise the sovereign right to harvest fish within the Hood River, Deschutes, Columbia and John Day Basins at traditional fishing locations. Restoration and protection of these watersheds is essential to the recovery of the populations.


    A major component of the CTWSRO Accord is the Deschutes River Restoration Program, focusing exclusively on projects within the boundary of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation and aimed at improving instream habitat for all aquatic species, along with holistic watershed restoration aimed at factors limiting salmonid production. Limiting factors identified were habitat complexity and quantity, fine sediment, water temperature and altered hydrology.

    Link to:

    Warm Springs Tribes Website 

    Treaty Tribes/CRITFC Accord

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    The Fish Accord Partnerships

    The Columbia Basin Fish Accords, first signed in 2008, establish a historic partnership among three federal action agencies (BPA, the Corps and Reclamation), six Northwest tribes and three states. 


    They provide firm commitments to hydro, habitat and hatchery actions, greater clarity about biological benefits and secure funding for 10 years.


    Under these agreements, the federal agencies, tribes and states work together as partners to provide tangible survival benefits for salmon recovery by upgrading passage over federal dams, restoring river and estuary habitat, and through scientific hatchery management.