Strategic Priorities

Columbia Basin Trust exists to support the efforts of the people of the Columbia Basin to create a legacy of social, economic and environmental well-being.

We take our lead from the people of the Basin. In 2020 six priorities were developed to guide how the Trust would focus its efforts, while continuing to respond to emerging issues in the region and pursuing our existing work in social, economic and environmental initiatives.

The six strategic priorities, outlined below, also include two integrated priorities—climate resilience and working with Indigenous peoples—to be incorporated by the Trust in its work in the Basin.

Download the full Columbia Basin Management Plan and view our strategic priorities below..

Strategic Priorities

Community Well-being

Ecosystem Enhancement

High-speed Connectivity


Local Food Production and Access

Support for Business Renewal

View highlights of our 13 priorities from 2016-2020