The links below provide access to documents relating to work to modernize the Columbia River Treaty, starting at the bottom with the Oregon Treaty of 1846. The more current documents are posted just below.
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Dammed to Extinction. Peterson/Hawley Productions.
March. Interactive Story Map: Lessons from One River, One Future Transboundary Conference. University of Idaho (Law of the Columbia River, Water Resources Course).
Oct 12. Letter from Northwest Power and Conservation Council to BPA regarding the Northwest Power Act and the Council’s Fish and Wildlife Program. (link)
Sept. Wild Salmon & Steelhead News. Save our Wild Salmon
July 25. Pacific NorthWest Economic Region 2018 Annual Summit – CRT Session. Spokane. Statements:
- Sierra Club, CELP, Columbia Institute for Water Policy. John Osborn MD
- Upper Columbia Basin Environmental Collaborative. Greg Utzig
May 28. YouTube: CRT – Introduction, Overview of issues. Victoria.
The Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA), in partnership with the University of Victoria’s POLIS Project on Ecological Governance and Centre for Global Studies, hosted a one-day Columbia River Treaty Symposium on May 28th, 2018 as part of the CWRA 2018 National Conference.
March 21, 2018. Discussion Paper: Improving Ecosystem Function in the Canadian (Upper) Columbia Basin. Upper Columbia Basin Environmental Collaborative.
April 11. Photos: Missoula: One River, Ethics Matter.
Feb. 27. Photos: Kettle Falls meeting, River Roundtable.
Photos: The River is Sacred: Memorial Service for Virgil Seymour. John Osborn, September 9, 2017.
Matthew Shultz, MESc & Miles Johnson, JD. Computer modeling shows that Lower Snake River dams caused dangerously hot water for salmon in 2015 Columbia Riverkeeper.
Earth Economics. The Value of Natural Capital in the Columbia River Basin: A Comprehensive Analysis. 2017.
Members of Congress (7). Letter to President Trump regarding importance of renegotiating Treaty, including notice of termination. June 21, 2017.
University of California, Berkeley – CRT Science Advisory Group. New Science Requirements in Support of a Modernized Columbia River Treaty. June 14, 2017.
Elliot Mainzer, BPA Administrator. Reply to May 2, 2017 letter from McMorris Rodgers et al regarding impacts of Judge Simon’s BiOp ruling. June 5, 2017.
31 Fishing/Conservation Organizations. Letter to Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Kurt Schrader, Dan Newhouse, Peter DeFazio regarding Judge Simon’s ruling to grant an injection to reduce harm to salmon, steelhead. May 17, 2017.
Rep. McMorris-Rodgers et al. Letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke: concerns about Judge Simon’s ruling and 8 questions. May 2, 2017.
One River – Ethics Matter: Revelstoke. May 13, 2017.
Salmon Recovery Conference. April 25-27, 2017.
Alan Thompson, Greg Utzig, Bill Green, and Nicole Kapell. Arrow Lakes Reservoir Mid-Elevation Scenarios: Scoping Evaluation. April 2017
CRT Ecosystem Function: A Definition (American NGO Treaty Caucus)
Mary Annette Pember. Intergenerational Trauma: Understanding Natives’ Inherited Pain. Indian Country Today Media Network. 2016.
Climate Change Workshop. October, 2016.
Healthy Floodplains, Living Rivers – Future of Our Salmon Conference, 2016
- Technical Workshop Presentations. August 16, 2016.
- Conference Presentations. October 18-20, 2016.
Canoe Journey and Gathering at Kettle Falls. June 7, 2016.
One River – Ethics Matter: Boise. March 14, 2016.
50 Conservation/Fishing/Faith organizations. Letter to Secretary of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs, British Columbia Premier on need for collaboration, in developing a shared information base in making informed decisions about the Columbia River. February 10, 2016.
One River – Ethics Matter: Portland. October 24, 2015.
Letter from The United Methodist Church, The Pacific Northwest Conference in support of the Declaration on Ethics & Modernizing the Columbia River Treaty. October 5, 2015.
Fish Passage & Reintroduction into the U.S. & Canadian Upper Columbia Basin. The Columbia Basin Tribes & First Nations. July 2015.
A Sacred Responsibility: Governing the Use of Water and Related Resources in the International Columbia Basin Through the Prism of Tribes and First Nations. Universities Consortium on Columbia River Governance. June 2015.
Papal Encyclical: Laudato Si‘. June 18, 2015.
Upper Columbia River Basin Fish Passage and Reintroduction Project. UCUT.
- Draft Project Work and Coordination Plan. June 1, 2015.
- Public Comments
- UCUT’s response to comments. (pdf)
Letter from leadership of Anglican Church of Canada, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Episcopal Church to Prime Minister, President. June 11, 2015.
Salmon Recovery Conference. May 27-29, 2015.
Columbia River: 2015 Most Endangered River. American Rivers.
Rachael Paschal Osborn. Grand Coulee Fish Passage Getting Attention. Naiads. February 22, 2015.
Barbara Cosens, Alexander Fremier, Nigel Bankes, John Abatzoglou. The Columbia River Treaty and the Dynamics of Transboundary Water Negotiations in a Changing Environment: How Might Climate Change Alter the Game? Social Science Research Network (SSRN). November 21, 2014.
Letter from 21 religious and indigenous leaders to Prime Minister, President. September 23, 2014.
Declaration on Ethics & Modernizing the Columbia River Treaty. May 13, 2014.
One River – Ethics Matter: Spokane. May 13, 2014.
B.C.: Columbia River Treaty Review March 2014 (webpage)
U.S. Regional Recommendations (webpage)
Sierra Club. Comments on U.S. Entity Cover Letter and Working Draft Recommendations for Columbia River Treaty Review. August 9, 2013.
Salmon Recovery Conference. May 14-15, 2013.
Rachael Paschal Osborn. Climate Change and the Columbia River Treaty. Washington Journal of Environmental Law & Policy. December, 2012.
Salmon Recovery Conference. April 26-27, 2011.
March 2011. Dam Footprint Impact Summary: BC Hydro Dams in the Columbia Basin. G. Utzig & D. Schmidt.
2000 – 2009 _______________
Salmon Recovery Conference. April 15-16, 2009.
Salmon Recovery Conference. April 26, 2007.
Columbia River Pastoral Letter 2001
- document: The Columbia River Watershed: Caring for Creation and the Common Good (pdf)
- Ethics & Treaty Project
1965 – 1999 _______________
1846 – 1964_______________
Columbia River Treaty 1964
- Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission
- B.C. Provincial Government
- Northwest Power and Conservation Council
Letters between U.S. and Canada regarding Grand Coulee Dam extirpating salmon runs to the Upper Columbia 193-
Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909
Oregon Treaty of 1846