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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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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

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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