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Public Comment Sought on Proposal to Enhance Woodland Caribou Endangered Species Listing

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is taking public comments on a proposal to amend the endangered species listing of the southern Selkirk Mountains population of woodland caribou to recognize a anew population segment of the animals and include a broader range of mountain caribou in British Columbia.

City Light Manages Skagit Flows to Protect 300,000 Salmon Eggs

Many Chinook salmon eggs laid in the Skagit River system last fall faced grim prospects for survival amid challenging water conditions. But a coordinated effort by Seattle City Light working with state and federal resource agencies and tribes along with an exceptionally wet March and April gave more than 300,000 of them the chance to grow up.

City Light Acquires More Fish Habitat for Preservation

Seattle City Light recently purchased three separate riverfront properties to protect salmonid habitat in our region. The purchases cover 44.5 acres on Pressentin Creek, one acre on the Skagit River and half an acre on the Tolt River. The property on the Skagit River is adjacent to other protected parcels owned by City Light.

City Light Uses Rubberized Covers on High Voltage Lines to Protect Duwamish Osprey

Osprey and electrical equipment don’t belong together, and City Light is working hard to separate the two.

Skagit Steelhead Coming Back in Record Numbers

Natural Resources and Environmental Planning field surveys carried out this spring showed that steelhead redd (or nest) counts in the 27 miles of river below City Light’s hydroelectric project are 20 percent higher than any other year since 1997.

Seattle City Light Acquires 640 Acres of Old-Growth Forest in Skagit Watersehd for Wildlife Habitat Conservation

Seattle City Light will receive 640 acres of old-growth forest in the Skagit River watershed for conservation purposes. The land, which is along Pressentin Creek, formerly was managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources.

City Light Land Purchase to Protect Important Fish Habitat

City Light has purchased two properties totaling more than 32 acres of fish habitat through a Salmon Recovery Funding Board grant and the utility’s Endangered Species Act Early Action Program.