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"You want to save our orca? Save our salmon ... An opportunity right in front of us is changing how we manage the Columbia River watershed. The Columbia River Treaty, the 1964 agreement between the U.S. and Canada that provides international joint management of the river system, is undergoing negotiations ... Though Tribes and First Nations face unfounded exclusion from the negotiating table, we still continue to fight and advocate that ecosystem health be included as the third primary purpose for how we manage the river." ... See more
To save the orca, make salmon runs healthy again.
Last summer, UCUT, Earth Economics and other partners released The Value of Natural Capital in the Columbia River Basin, a report that shows the Columbia River Basin’s natural capital provides $198 billion in value annually—in food, water, flood risk reduction, recreation, habitat, aesthetic, and other benefits. The report estimates that a modest 10 percent increase in ecosystem-based function would add $19 billion per year to the Basin’s value. ... See more
The Columbia River Basin is an abundant watershed, supporting immense forests, the largest salmon runs in the world, and diverse and abundant wildlife. These natural resources benefit our region with sustainable food, jobs, recreation, clean water, and a healthier environment, among many others. Yet... ... See more