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Chewuch River Mile 15.5-20 Fish Enhancement Project (DOE/EA-2059)

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) in partnership with the Yakama Nation and Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) proposed restoration actions on the Chewuch River from River Mile 15.5 to 20.0. The project would be on USFS land and BPA is proposing to fund the project.  The proposed project was designed to enhance fish habitat and to improve fish habitat diversity by increasing habitat complexity through the introduction of large woody debris (LWD), increasing pool habitat, and restoring historical off-channel habitat. The intended result of the proposed project is to re-establish, enhance, and improve the diversity of fish habitat for threatened and endangered anadromous fish species including Chinook salmon, steelhead, and bull trout.
CURRENT STATUS:
The USFS released a final EA for this project on April 7, 2017, and signed a FONSI April 11, 2017. BPA adoption of the final EA was completed by signing a FONSI on May 31, 2017.
Scoping comment period                                   September 9, 2016 - October 9, 2016
Draft EA comment period                                   February 15, 2017 – March  15, 2017
Final EA                                                           April, 2017
BPA adoption of Final EA                                  May 2017
Finding of No Significant Impact (if warranted)      May 2017
For additional information, please visit the Okanogan-Wenatchee Forest website:
https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=49928
CONTACT:
For environmental information, contact:
Chad Hamel                                                                  Toll-free:   800-622-4519
Environmental Protection Supervisor                           Direct Line: 360-619-6557
Bonneville Power Administration - ECF-4                           Email:  cjhamel@bpa.gov
P.O. Box 3621
Portland, OR  97208-3621
or
Ted Gresh
Contract Environmental Protection Specialist             Toll-free:   800-622-4519
Bonneville Power Administration - ECF-4                          Direct Line: 503-230-5756
Salient/CRGT                                                                 Email:
esgresh@bpa.gov
P.O. Box 3621
Portland, Oregon  97208-3621
 
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