Wildlife Programs

Mission: Meet regulatory requirements to protect and enhance wildlife and habitat while providing good stewardship of the environment that enhances the quality of life in Chelan County.

Chelan PUD maintains a wide variety of programs to protect and enhance habitat along Rocky Reach and Rock Island reservoirs on the Columbia River, within the Lake Chelan basin, and within Chelan PUD's electrical service area. These programs are designed to meet specific license requirements for monitoring wildlife and related habitats to effectively address wildlife issues that may arise. Chelan PUD’s wildlife programs also enhance conditions for wildlife where practical.

Chelan PUD biologists take part in many interagency cooperative efforts, interpretive programs, community events, and PUD-related discussions to promote awareness of Chelan PUD wildlife programs, local wildlife issues, and to allow Chelan PUD to respond to the needs of the community as they relate to natural resource management. Chelan PUD works with other resource agencies to enhance wildlife habitat and gather data for wildlife management.