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EA-1367: Final Environmental Assessment

White Sturgeon Mitigation and Restoration in the Columbia & Snake River Upstream from Bonneville Dam

Development of the hydropower system 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 Federal hydroelectric facilities on the Columbia River and its tributaries. One of the measures recommended to help mitigate for fish loss and reduced habitat is the White Sturgeon Mitigation and Restoration in the Columbia and Snake Rivers Upstream from Bonneville Dam Project. The project is jointly proposed by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Columbia River Fisheries Program Office, U.S. Geologic Survey (USGS) Biological Resources Division, and the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC).