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When the Grand Coulee Dam and later the Chief Joseph Dam were built on the Columbia River, they blocked salmon from thousands of miles of Upper Columbia Basin habitat. This action decimated salmon populations for several generations.

In October 2014, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council amended its Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program to investigate reintroducing anadromous fish back into the main stem Columbia River reaches and tributaries in the U.S. The UCUT have developed a revised draft work and coordination plan (download here) to initiate these investigations.

UCUT’s phase 1 work plan proposes 11 objectives and 36 tasks to gather sufficient background information on scientific feasibility, possible cost, and habitat potential. UCUT would appreciate your review and comment on this draft project work and coordination plan. Email John Sirois, john@ucut-nsn.org.

To view the comments UCUT received on its draft work and coordination plan, please click here.

To view UCUT’s response to comments, please click here.


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Fish Reintroduction into the U.S. And Canadian Upper Columbia River

Upper Columbia River Basin Fish Passage and Reintroduction Project – Phase 1

Treaty Talks: A Journey up the Columbia River for People and Salmon

Columbia River Listed among Most Endangered Rivers of 2015

20 Year Report

United for the Benefit of All

Grand Coulee and the Forgotten Tribe

UCUT and Bonneville Power Administration Partnership

Columbia River Treaty

Tribal Salmon Management, Harvesting and Sharing

Forests and Fish Report

Drumheller Springs Natural Park

Pow Wow and Community Outreach

OUR COMMUNITY

3 days ago

“It was emotional and life-changing. As we connected to the canoe and river, it awakened part of who we are ... It reminded us what we lost with the dams.”

Through Upper Columbia United Tribes, D.R. Michel coordinates education and events geared to restore salmon and protect resources for future generations.

5 days ago

At UCUT, we see a number of opportunities of a modernized Columbia River Treaty, such as the health of the river, fish passage, power generation, recreation, and potential economic benefits. ... See more

MOSES LAKE, Wash. — The director of Washington state’s agriculture department says he is optimistic the U.S. and Canada will be able to successfully renegotiate the Columbia River ... See more