Middle Entiat River Restoration Project
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The Bonneville Power Administration is proposing to fund a river restoration and habitat improvement project along four miles on the Entiat River in Chelan County, Wash. The project has been proposed as a partnership that includes The Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Chelan County Department of Natural Resources, Columbia Cascade Fish Enhancement Group and Cascadia Conservation District. The funding would be provided as part of BPA’s ongoing efforts to protect, restore and enhance habitat for fish and wildlife species and serve as partial mitigation for the construction and operation of the Federal Columbia River Power System. The proposed project would increase the amount and quality of available habitat for spring chinook, steelhead and bull trout that are listed under the federal Endangered Species Act. Other native populations of fish and wildlife would also benefit from the habitat improvements. To better understand the potential environmental impacts of this proposal, BPA will prepare an environmental assessment following the procedures of the National Environmental Policy Act. BPA works with landowners, federal, state and local agencies, interest groups and tribal interests during this process. Your feedback helps better assess the environmental impacts of the proposed project and helps BPA make better and more informed decisions. Please review the proposal and share your comments with BPA.
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Close of comment: 3/2/2016