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Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board

The County is a partner with Okanogan County, Chelan County, the Colville Tribes and the Yakama Nation. The local governments and government agencies in the upper Columbia River basin recognize a need to form a cooperative association to facilitate a variety of needs with respect to salmon recovery. The capacity and authority of each entity will provide a strong basis to advocate protection and restoration of fish species, and the protection and enhancement of human and fish environments through the cooperative association. The mission of the Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board is to restore viable and sustainable populations of salmon, steelhead and other at-risk species through the collaborative efforts, combined resources, and wise resource management of the upper Columbia River region. The organization intends to approach salmon recovery efforts in a transparent and evolving process to restore fish populations for ecosystems and people.