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CX-006311: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Acquisition of Properties near the Naches River in Yakima County, Washington for Fish and Wildlife Habitat Mitigation
CX(s) Applied: B1.24, B1.25
Date: 07/21/2011
Location(s): Yakima County, Washington
Office(s): Bonneville Power Administration

Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), with the Yakama Nation, is proposing to acquire two properties for fish and wildlife habitat mitigation in Yakima County, Washington. BPA would own the two properties, comprising approximately 7.3 acres, and the Yakama Nation would manage the properties through a land use agreement. One of the parcels (approximately 1.1 acres) is currently developed for residential purposes, while the other property (approximately 6.2 acres) is currently in an undeveloped condition. The two properties are adjacent to the Naches River and contain tributaries to the Naches River in addition to riparian and floodplain habitat.