The Fish and Wildlife department examines the health of deer and elk herds on the Reservation, and provides better forage and habitat. The department also conducts surveys for Threatened and Endangered species that may occur on the Reservation and any other tribal trust properties.Always looking at ways to improve fish habitat and populations in Reservation streams.
What do we do?
The Fish and Wildlife Department is responsible for monitoring, managing, and enhancing fish and wildlife populations and their habitats on Tribal lands; as well as being responsible for environmental compliance for various Tribal developments.
The Department works on a variety of projects, ranging in scope from water quality monitoring to big game meadow creation. One of the more extensive ongoing projects includes capturing adult salmon and steelhead that are migrating up Agency Creek in the fall and winter and then trapping young out-migrating salmon and steelhead in the spring. We are also monitoring local deer populations by radio collaring and tracking their areas of use on the Reservation. In spring 2008, 2010, and 2011 we implanted Pacific lamprey at Willamette Falls with radio transmitters to track their movements throughout the Upper Willamette River basin.
Summer Youth Crew
Each summer, the Fish and Wildlife Department employs a summer youth crew to work on different projects on the Reservation and in the community. In addition to learning basic job skills and getting a chance to tackle a Challenge Course, these high school age youths have the opportunity to work on such projects as the historic Tillamook Trail and the Fort Yamhill State Park restoration, as well as camp out for a night or two to work at The Nature Conservancy’s Cascade Head and the Willamette River Water Trail.
Duplicate Card Request Form
Fish and Wildlife Ordinance