Union Pacific, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation reach access agreement

Tri-City HeraldSeptember 7, 2013 

Union Pacific Railroad and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation have completed a master access agreement to re-establish tribal member access to historic fishing and hunting grounds through the Meacham Canyon area.

A memorandum of understanding has been signed to formalize the relationship between Union Pacific and the Confederated Tribes as the two entities work toward track projects Union Pacific will undertake on the rail line within the borders of the reservation.

The two agreements represent the culmination of almost two years of negotiations between Union Pacific and the tribes.

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