The Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board (UCSRB) operates as a non-profit corporation led by a five-member Board of Directors including a Commissioner from each Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan Counties, and representatives from both the Yakama Nation and the Colville Confederated Tribes. The UCSRB coordinates among the multitude of agencies, non-government organizations (NGOs), legislators and funders necessary for successful implementation of the Upper Columbia Spring Chinook Salmon and Steelhead Recovery Plan (Recovery Plan).
The uniqueness of this five-member board partially stems from its completely voluntary implementation of the Upper Columbia Spring Chinook Salmon and Steelhead Recovery Plan through a locally-led grass-roots approach.
The UCSRB’s mission is to restore sustainable and harvestable populations of salmon, steelhead, and other at-risk species through collaborative, economically sensitive efforts, combined resources, and wise resource management of the Upper Columbia region and to support forest health in the region.
The UCSRB’s communication & outreach work shares messaging to stakeholders, public and others to better achieve salmon recovery and forest health priorities in the region.
Additionally, the UCSRB supports critical outreach funding and contracts to our partners, and communicates closely with these partners to ensure a coordinated regional outreach approach.