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Crystal Springs Hatchery Program

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The Bonneville Power Administration and the U.S. Forest Service invite you to attend meetings to learn about and comment on the proposed Crystal Springs Hatchery Program. BPA is proposing to fund the construction and operation of a fish hatchery in Bingham County, Idaho, that would raise Snake River spring/summer Chinook salmon and Yellowstone cutthroat trout. In addition to the hatchery, the Program includes the construction of two fish trapping facilities (weirs) on Forest Service lands in the Upper Salmon River subbasin that would be used to catch returning adults and release juvenile fish raised at the hatchery. Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation would own and operate the hatchery and weirs. The U.S. Forest Service is a cooperating agency for the project’s environmental review.

Please attend one of our public meetings to share your comments and talk with members of the project team. Your feedback helps better assess the environmental impacts of the proposed project and your involvement ensures we meet our obligations under the National Environmental Policy Act.

If you have questions about the project or the environmental review process contact Jenna Peterson with BPA at 503-230-3018 or e-mail at

Public Meeting(s):

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
6 pm to 8 pm
Shoshone-Bannock Hotel & Events Center
I-15 Exit 80, Simplot Rd
Fort Hall, Idaho 83203 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014
6 pm to 8 pm
US Forest Service Office
1206 S. Challis Street
Salmon, Idaho 83467 

Thursday, June 12, 2014
6 pm to 8 pm
US Forest Service Office 311 N. US HWY 93
Challis, Idaho 97487

For More Information:

Close of comment:  7/7/2014

  • CSHP14 0002 -  Public

  • CSHP14 0003 -  Public2

  • CSHP14 0004 -  Public3

  • CSHP14 0005 -  Baker/Houghland Farms, Inc.

  • CSHP14 0007 -  Kampwerth/US Fish and Wildlife Service

  • CSHP14 0008 -  Blair/Idaho State Senator

  • CSHP14 0009 -  Carter

  • CSHP14 0010 -  Comments received at public meetings

  • CSHP14 0011 -  Ecklesdafer

  • CSHP14 0012 -  Joyner/US Army Corps of Engineers

  • CSHP14 0013 -  Somers/US Environmental Protection Agency

  • CSHP14 0014 -  Colter

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