The Columbia River Basin Fish Accords: Dammed if You Do, Dammed if You Don't?
KeywordsIndians of North America -- Fishing -- Northwest, Pacific
Indians of North America -- Northwest, Pacific -- Treaties
Indians of North America -- Northwest, Pacific -- Government relations
Endangered species -- Law and legislation -- United States
Water resources development -- Law and legislation -- Columbia River Watershed
Water resources development -- Environmental aspects -- Columbia River Watershed
Watershed management -- Law and legislation -- Columbia River Watershed
Watershed management -- Environmental aspects -- Columbia River Watershed
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