On Friday, Dec. 13 the U.S. Entity delivered its final recommendation, the U.S. Entity Regional Recommendation
for the Future of the Columbia River Treaty after 2024, to the U.S. Department of State. The Department of State will
use this document to begin a
federal policy review process to determine whether to proceed with a Treaty modernization effort with Canada.
The constructive involvement of the region’s sovereign states, federally recognized tribes and hundreds of stakeholders
helped the Entity reach this important milestone. We want express our profound thanks to everyone who invested their
valuable time and energy during this multi-year process.
The recommendation and cover letter are available below.