Kittitas County Conservation Easement Acquisition
CX(s) Applied: B1.25
Location(s): Kittitas County, Washington
Office(s): Bonneville Power Administration
Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) proposes to fund Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW?s) acquisition of a conservation easement on 5 parcels of the Hundley property totaling 432.3 acres near Cle Elum, Washington. The property has outstanding riparian and floodplain natural resource values, which provide an opportunity to enhance, restore, and manage high quality spawning and rearing habitat for Endangered Species Act-listed Mid-Columbia River steelhead (threatened) and Columbia River bull trout (threatened), as well as summer/fall-run Chinook salmon and other native fish species.