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EA-1326: Finding of No Significant Impact

Tucannon River Spring Chinook Captive Broodstock Program, Lyons Ferry, Washington

Development of the hydropower system (dams and generators to make electricity) in the Columbia River Basin has had far reaching effects on many species of fish and wildlife. The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is responsible for protecting, mitigating, and enhancing fish and wildlife affected by the development, operation, and management of hydroelectric facilities on the Columbia River and its tributaries. In addition, BPA is responsible for protecting and conserving listed Threatened and Endangered speciesunder the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973. One of the measures recommended to help mitigate for anadromous fish loss and reduced habitat is the Tucannon River Spring Chinook Captive Broodstock Program, a joint proposal by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), the Nez Perce Tribe (NPT), and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR).