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Discussing Issues That Shape Our Future

Our club never takes sides but our speakers do

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The Columbia Basin Badger Club is an exciting and vibrant organization dedicated to civil discourse

of the important topics of the day.  We pride ourselves in being non-partisan.  Our club never takes sides, but our speakers do, and the result is often a lively discussion that improves our understanding of the world around us.


Speakers at our monthly forums have spanned a wide range of ideas and opinions that have included legalization of marijuana, same sex marriage, and the proposals to remove the lower Snake River dams to name just a few. 

And our lineup of topics for 2016 promises to be just as stimulating and enlightening.

 Videos of Past Forums



And part of what makes this club so special is that members ask questions directly of our speakers and

can expect direct answers and a better understanding of the issue.

All our forums are open to the public and we invite everyone to join and share in the benefits that the club provides.  The name Columbia Basin Badger Club reflects our tenacity to seek out clear information, yet we maintain a sense of humor and civility as we tackle the tough issues that are before us.

If this makes sense to you then you are just the person that the Badger Club is seeking. 

We invite you to join us. 

Sign up at:

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December Forum

Columbia River Treaty



  When: Thursday December 8, 2016 

Where: 11:30am Richland Shilo Inn


or                                       Email 
or                                       Call our message phone at 628-6011

Cancellation Deadline:    Noon on Monday, December 5th;

Cost:                                 Member $20, Non-Members $25, Day of Event $30


The Columbia River is the backbone of the Pacific Northwest.  The Columbia River Treaty implemented between the United States and Canada in 1964 has provided hydropower, flood control, recreation and economic vitality.  The treaty is up for negotiations beginning September 16, 2024 with notice by either nation to terminate provisions. The work of regional plans, negotiations and discussion has begun with the stakeholders.  This is a very special issue.  Join Badger Club to understand what is needed to modernize the agreement to reflect the current value of power, flood control and healthy ecosystems.  Why is Canada being asked to pay more?  What are the impacts to the river system, the United States and our region?  




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4) The cost of the Forum is $20.00 for members and $25.00 for non members


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