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Columbia Basin Collaborative

Four State Agreement

The states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana signed an agreement in October 2020 to work together and with others in the region, including federal partners, co-manager tribes, and interested stakeholders, to define a future collaborative framework to rebuild salmon and steelhead stocks and advance the goals of the Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force (CBPTF).

Statement of Purpose

The Statement of Purpose captures the vision for the Columbia Basin Collaborative.

Columbia Basin Collaborative Organizational Workshop

Thank you to those who participated at the February 24th 2021 Columbia Basin Collaborative Organizational Workshop held via Zoom Webinar from 9:00am -12:00pm PT/ 10:00am – 1:00pm MT.

Over recent months, representatives from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana have worked with a number of regional partners to develop a proposed purpose, approach, and process design for a Columbia Basin Collaborative. At the CBC Organizational Workshop, the representatives from the four states presented this information and heard participants’ diverse range of perspectives on a variety of topics including:

  • High level presentation of the Statement of Purpose
  • Proposed process approach including potential issues to address, proposed participation, and anticipated work flow
  • Opportunity for input and feedback to the CBC process design efforts

For any specific questions regarding the goals and objectives of the CBC please contact: Mike Edmondson ( (Idaho), Guy Norman ( (Washington), Jim McKenna (, or Bo Downen ( (Montana).

Please reach out to Deb Nudelman ( with any questions regarding process or Samantha Meysohn ( for project related tasks.

Agenda, Materials, and Webinar Meeting Information
YouTube Livestream

To view a recording of the Workshop, please visit this YouTube link:

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