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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.

City Light Honored to Witness Swinomish Tribe’s Blessing of the Fleet and First Salmon Ceremony

Seattle City Light Environmental Affairs Director Lynn Best was honored to be called as one of four witnesses for this year’s Blessing of the Fleet and First Salmon Ceremony by the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community.

Seattle City Light Acquires 32.5 Acres of Salmon Habitat

Seattle City Light completed the final purchase of three properties totaling 32.5 acres of land to protect key spawning areas for Chinook salmon in the Skagit River.

City Light’s Ed Connor Selected for Puget Sound Recovery Team

The Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Council appointed Seattle City Light Aquatic Biologist Ed Connor as a representative of its Puget Sound Recovery Implementation Technical Team (RITT), a regional advisory group that provides scientific support and guidance for salmon recovery.

Grant Supports Skagit River Steelhead Research

Seattle City Light, the Upper Skagit Tribe, and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) were awarded a $255,000 grant to conduct research on the productivity and life history of juvenile steelhead in the Skagit River watershed.

Join City Light at the 2012 Skagit Eagle Festival

Seattle City Light employees will be volunteering their time to support the 2012 Skagit Eagle Festival each weekend throughout January.

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.

City Light Employees Help Improve Salmon, Wildlife Habitat Along Duwamish River

About a dozen volunteers – including Seattle City Light employees – pulled weeds, spread mulch, and collected trash at a 2.5-acre site on the Duwamish River in Tukwila called the North Wind’s Weir project on Oct. 29.

Abundant Snowpack Assures Healthy Electricity Supplies

Seattle City Light Superintendent Jorge Carrasco expressed cautious optimism about power production this year. The utility entered April with near-record amounts of snowpack above its hydroelectric dams on the Pend Oreille and Skagit Rivers, promising a healthy supply of electricity this summer.

Gilligan Creek Habitat Restoration to Start in Skagit County

Seattle City Light will close the mouth of Gilligan Creek in Skagit County to vehicle access March 30 to restore native plants and improve habitat for fish and wildlife.