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Ratified in 1964, the Columbia River Treaty is a 50-year-old international treaty between Canada and the United States with the primary purpose of flood control and power generation. U.S. tribal governments and the First Nations in Canada have succeeded in getting the two countries to include “Ecosystem Function”—fish, wildlife, habitat, water quality—as the third major criteria to be formally considered within this treaty as it moves forward into the future.

With the U.S. and Canada scheduled to provide notice of termination as soon as 2014, the UCUT is playing an important role in its potential renegotiation. In April 2012, the UCUT hosted a tribal tour of the U.S. portion of the Mid Columbia River, including its tributaries, hydropower operations and associated issues for our First Nations visitors from Canada.


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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

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"Oregon and Washington officials shut down fishing season on the lower Columbia River earlier this month because so few spring chinook heading for spawning grounds in Idaho and other Snake River ... See more

The number of spring chinook salmon that have made it from the ocean to the first dam on the Columbia is at a low not seen since the 1990s. Biologists worry that recently abundant salmon runs are at ... See more