About


Image Credit: Kalispel Tribe of Indians

Our Mission

To unite Upper Columbia River Tribes for the protection, preservation, and enhancement of Treaty/Executive Order Rights, sovereignty, culture, fish, water, wildlife, habitat and other interests and issues of common concern in our respective territories through a structured process of cooperation and coordination for the benefit of all people.

Protecting Our Ancestral Lands

The territory that UCUT protects, preserves and works to enhance includes some of the most valuable and diverse natural resources in our region from Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana and into Canada.


Our territories feature unique and stunning landscape including forested mountains, grass-covered hills, and river habitat like the great Columbia River, the Kootenai River, the Spokane River, Priest Lake, Lake Coeur d'Alene, and Lake Pend Oreille.

OUR COMMUNITY

22 hours ago

"One difficulty with the reservoir is that it highly fluctuates between high and low water levels by almost 20 metres ... This fluctuation can cause problems with future habitat restoration in the ... See more

While the Columbia River channel hasn’t changed, the ecology has greatly due to Hugh Keenleyside Dam

1 day ago

“These expenditures have to be done now. There are lots of things in life you can put off for a decade. This is not one of them … This is a one-time shot.”

In a broad, billion-dollar bold request, Washington state's governor says it's time to act to save the whales.