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Thank You President Biden and Six Sovereigns.

On Friday, February 23rd, White House officials celebrated the signing of a Columbia-Snake River Basin restoration agreement with the Six Sovereigns (states of Washington and Oregon and the four lower Columbia River Treaty Tribes: the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation, and the Nez Perce Tribe). 

Watch the White House Ceremony 

Ceremony Biden and 6 SovsThe landmark restoration agreement, along with a multi-year stay in Snake River litigation led by Earthjustice, was announced on Dec. 14, 2023, and approved by Judge Michael Simon on Feb. 8, 2024. The agreement, which includes U.S. Government Commitments based on a comprehensive restoration plan developed by the four lower Columbia River Treaty Tribes with Washington and Oregon, aims to restore wild salmon populations in the Snake and Columbia rivers while also beginning work to replace the energy, transportation and irrigation services now provided by the four lower Snake River dams.

December’s agreement was preceded by a Presidential Memorandum in September directing federal agencies to use all their authorities to restore healthy and abundant wild salmon and steelhead populations across the Columbia-Snake River Basin and to review and update any policies not aligned with that goal.

This celebration in Washington DC was possible thanks to the unwavering leadership of Northwest Tribes who have long advocated for a comprehensive solution to protect salmon from extinction while investing in Northwest communities.

Following the signing ceremony, Joseph Bogaard, Executive Director of Save Our wild Salmon Coalition issued the following statement:

"We are deeply grateful and applaud the Biden administration and the Six Sovereigns for their leadership and partnership to restore Columbia-Snake River Basin salmon and reaching an agreement that will invest in the future for all people of the Pacific Northwest." Joseph Bogaard, Executive Director, Save Our wild Salmon Coalition

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