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Columbia Basin Trust is inviting the public to provide feedback on its draft Plan which will guide the Trust’s activities into the future. The draft Plan reflects feedback the Trust continuously receives from Basin residents, as well as from its recent community engagement process, called Our Trust, Our Future.

Download or View the draft Plan here.

“It has been incredible to have residents come together as one region to celebrate the Basin, and to reconnect both with the Trust and with their friends and neighbours,” said Johnny Strilaeff, Columbia Basin Trust President and Chief Executive Officer. “We were able to come together in a way that was not possible for much of the past few years, and I am grateful to residents for taking the time to share their hopes for the future of this Basin. We now invite residents to review our draft Plan and share any thoughts before we move to finalizing the Plan later this year.”

The draft Plan incorporates ongoing input from residents, as well as feedback heard throughout the Our Trust, Our Future community engagement process. The goal was to discover what people envisioned for the future of the region.

Since the Plan will guide the Trust in the longer term, it encompasses a broad reflection of the desires of Basin residents, while remaining open and flexible enough to respond to changing needs and conditions in the Basin over time. This is somewhat different from the prior Plan that was shorter in term, and more narrow in focus.

Read the draft Plan here and provide input by September 20, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. MT and fill in the Trust’s survey. You can also call 1.800.505.8998 or email to request a hard copy and share your feedback.

The Trust will use the feedback to refine the Plan, and then aims to share the finalized Plan with the public in early 2024.

Columbia Basin Trust supports the efforts of the people in the Columbia Basin. To learn more about the Trust’s programs and initiatives, and how it helps deliver social, economic and environmental benefits to the Basin, visit or call 1.800.505.8998.

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