Tim Bailey of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife noted, "Because they have a large staff they are able to do a lot of things, fill in a lot of gaps that the state of Oregon hasn't been able to do." (50) The director of the WWBWC even suggested that the tribes have reached the capacity to locally rival the state of Oregon for fisheries resources, "When we think about who can get this done, who has the resources, we know Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife continues to lose staff as a result of more and more budget hits, so we often look to the Tribes to fill that gap." (51)
(42.) Walla Walla Basin Watershed Council Document (WWBWC), "Examples of WWBWC-CTUIR Cooperation for Fisheries Restoration."
(43.) Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Document, "Examples of WWBWC