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Title: Blue Creek Winter Range : Wildlife Mitigation Project : Final Environmental Assessment.

Abstract

Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) proposes to fund that portion of the Washington Wildlife Agreement pertaining to the Blue Creek Winter Range Wildlife Mitigation Project (Project) in a cooperative effort with the Spokane Tribe, Upper Columbia United Tribes, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). If fully implemented, the proposed action would allow the sponsors to protect and enhance 2,631 habitat units of big game winter range and riparian shrub habitat on 2,185 hectares (5,400 acres) of Spokane Tribal trust lands, and to conduct long term wildlife management activities within the Spokane Indian Reservation project area. This Final Environmental Assessment (EA) examines the potential environmental effects of securing land and conducting wildlife habitat enhancement and long term management activities within the boundaries of the Spokane Indian Reservation. Four proposed activities (habitat protection, habitat enhancement, operation and maintenance, and monitoring and evaluation) are analyzed. The proposed action is intended to meet the need for mitigation of wildlife and wildlife habitat adversely affected by the construction of Grand Coulee Dam and its reservoir.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
USDOE Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, OR (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States); Department of the Interior, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10110197
Report Number(s):
DOE/BP-2505
DOE/EA-0939; TRN: AHC29507%%72
DOE Contract Number:
DE95004886
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Nov 1994
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
13 HYDRO ENERGY; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; DAMS; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; WASHINGTON; HABITAT; RESOURCE MANAGEMENT; WILD ANIMALS; HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANTS; COMPILED DATA; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS; Wildlife conservation - Washington (State) - Blue Creek; 130600; 290300; ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS; ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH, AND SAFETY

Citation Formats

United States. Bonneville Power Administration, United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Spokane Tribe of the Spokane Reservation, Washington. Blue Creek Winter Range : Wildlife Mitigation Project : Final Environmental Assessment.. United States: N. p., 1994. Web. doi:10.2172/10110197.
United States. Bonneville Power Administration, United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs, & Spokane Tribe of the Spokane Reservation, Washington. Blue Creek Winter Range : Wildlife Mitigation Project : Final Environmental Assessment.. United States. doi:10.2172/10110197.
United States. Bonneville Power Administration, United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Spokane Tribe of the Spokane Reservation, Washington. 1994. "Blue Creek Winter Range : Wildlife Mitigation Project : Final Environmental Assessment.". United States. doi:10.2172/10110197. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10110197.
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