The Upper Columbia United Tribes (UCUT) are in the process of reintroducing salmon to areas located upstream of Chief Joseph, Grand Coulee, and the Spokane River dams. The Coeur d’Alene Tribe (CDAT), Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation (CTCR), Spokane Tribe of Indians (STI), and their consortium UCUT, are the leaders in returning anadromous fish to historically occupied habitats above these barriers. Collectively, they and their partners are implementing a 21-year plan to design, install, and test fish passage facilities and salmon reintroduction strategies. The UCUT organization and its member tribes have been working together to garner policy support for the reintroduction effort, secure funding needed for salmon reintroduction activities, conduct research, and perform cultural and educational releases of salmon to the tribes’ waters.
The Salmon Reintroduction Grant and Project Manager will be responsible for administrative and accounting support to both the consortium and the member tribes. This will be accomplished through four main tasks: 1) administratively manage salmon reintroduction projects that involve the UCUT organization and the member tribes; 2) pursue funding opportunities; 3) manage salmon reintroduction budgets for the UCUT organization; and 4) coordinate salmon reintroduction communications amongst the UCUT organization, the member tribes, and regional partners.