Goals for the Agreement:
- Create partnerships with the Colville Tribe.
- Provide maximum non-Indian hunting and fishing recreation compatible with healthy fish and wildlife populations.
Elements for the Agreement:
The following elements will be incorporated in the agreement:
- A cooperative law enforcement element.
- Includes access to the Colville tribal radio system.
- A commitment to cooperative fish and wildlife management.
- Includes data collection and sharing.
- Includes management consultation.
- Includes access to wildlife for reintroduction efforts.
- Includes salmon restoration.
- Hunting opportunity for upland birds, migratory birds and small game.
- Includes pheasant and doves.
- Tribal commitment to assist landowners, especially on-reservation landowners experiencing damage from big game or problems with dangerous wildlife.
- The tribe commits to maintenance or enhancement of existing non-Indian fishing opportunities on the reservation.
- The tribe and state would recognize the state license for non-Indian fishers on boundary waters.
- Includes revenue sharing.
- The tribe and state commit to mule deer conservation. This conservation effort will include both habitat and harvest strategies.
- The agreement shall include a dispute resolution process.
- The agreement shall include provisions for five-year review by the Colville Tribal Council and the Fish and Wildlife Commission.
- Other elements the Director deems as required to meet the goals set out above.
Delegation of Authority:
Consistent with this policy, the Commission delegates to the Director the authority to finalize a new agreement with the Colville Tribe. Subsequent changes will normally be incorporated in the "five-year review" element stated above. The Director has the authority to make changes to maintain this agreement within the framework of this policy.