Salmon habitat preserved by City Light

City Light recently purchased 40 acres of Day Creek Slough in the Middle Skagit River.

City Light recently purchased 40 acres of Day Creek Slough in the Middle Skagit River.

The property is one of the most productive habitats of juvenile salmonid in the area, and will provide refuge and a safe place for rearing for salmon and steelhead. With this purchase, City Light now owns about 13,500 acres of land that is set aside for the conservation of fish and wildlife habitat.

The Dry Creek Slough property was acquired with City Light funds under the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project Revised Fisheries Settlement Agreement, and also with funds under the city’s Endangered Species Early Action Program.

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