The Chelan and Douglas PUDs worked cooperatively with state and
federal fisheries agencies and tribes to develop the first
Hydro Power Habitat Conservation Plans (HCPs) for anadromous
salmon and steelhead. These agencies and tribes joined us in
signing the plans:
- Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
- NOAA Fisheries
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife
- Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation
Chelan PUD developed plans for the Rocky Reach and Rock Island
Douglas PUD developed a plan for the Wells Hydro Project.
The plans commit the two utilities to a 50-year program to
ensure that their hydro projects have no net impact
on mid-Columbia salmon and steelhead runs. This will be
accomplished through a combination of fish bypass systems,
spill at the hydro projects, off-site hatchery programs and
evaluations, and habitat restoration work conducted in
mid-Columbia tributary systems.
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The original Mid-Columbia Habitat Conservation Plan website has been archived. Please contact Becky Gallaher if you need access to any of that data.