Yakama Nation gets over $400K for 3 fish recovery projects

A Native American tribe in Washington state has received a state grant to fund recovery projects aimed at improving the conditions of threatened steelhead trout species in the region. Yakima Herald-Republic reported Wednesday that the Washington Salmon Recovery Funding Board has awarded $414,000 to the Yakama Nation for three habitat restoration projects. Officials say the projects include adding logs in the waterways as shelter for the fish. Officials say city growth has destroyed many of the places salmon used to live and has contributed to declining steelhead populations. Tribe officials say the fish are part of the Yakama Nation’s cultural history.