Shannon L. Adams is an enrolled Yakama with Yakama Nation. She has over 20 years of experience in natural resource management with Yakama Nation and is currently the Fisheries Resource Management Habitat Section Coordinator. For the past 13 years, she has worked on habitat improvements for steelhead and lamprey on the Yakama Reservation in Satus, Toppenish and Ahtanum watersheds. Some of her major achievements include removing two irrigation dams impeding fish passage (Satus creek and Toppenish Creek) and passing a resolution with the Yakama Nation Council for the Toppenish Creek Corridor Plan—a plan 25 years in the making. Her goal as an Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board director is to work collaboratively with all groups involved and communicate the Yakama Nation’s interests in salmon, lamprey and sturgeon recovery in the Columbia Basin. She is optimistic that the region’s collective efforts will lead to healthy riverine ecosystems for key species to thrive.  Shannon holds a zoology degree from the University of Washington. In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding with her 3 grandchildren and beading.

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