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.

The schedule for the environmental review was as follows: 

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


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.

For additional information, please visit the Okanogan-Wenatchee Forest website


For environmental information, contact:
Ted Gresh  Toll-free: 800-622-4519
Environmental Protection Specialist  Direct Line: 503-230-5756
Bonneville Power Administration - ECF-4  Email: 
P.O. Box 3621 
Portland, Oregon 97208-3621


Final EA  (May 2017)
FONSI  (May 2017)