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Northwest Power Act Fish and Wildlife Provisions 839b


Northwest Power Act’s Fish and Wildlife provisions. Section 4(h) of the Northwest Power Act sets forth requirements for the adoption of a system wide fish and wildlife program intended to protect, mitigate, and enhance fish and wildlife affected by the development and operation of hydroelectric facilities in the Columbia River Basin. Provisions in this section of the Act also require federal agencies to provide equitable treatment for fish and wildlife with the other purposes for which the system is operated and to take the Program into account at each relevant stage of their decision making.

CRITFC Science Team

CRITFC’s Fish Science department consists of geneticists, hydrologists, fish biologists, biometricians, meteorologists, and other scientists dedicated to studying salmon and their ecosystem.