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Biological Assessment and Opinion for Operation of the Lewiston Orchards Project

This Biological Assessment describes and analyzes future effects of the Operation and Maintenance of the Lewiston Orchards Project on ESA-listed species and designated critical habitat. In addition, this document includes the effects on Essential Fish Habitat as required under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, as amended by the Sustainable Fisheries Act of 1996. NMFS issued a Biological Opinion in April 2010.

The BA details the proposed future project operation and its potential effects to threatened Snake River steelhead distinct population segment and associated critical habitat, and EFH for Chinook and coho salmon. Reclamation is reconsulting because the previous Biological Opinion issued by the National Marine Fisheries Service on March 31, 2006 was remanded by U.S. District Court of Idaho in a summary judgment issued on April 8, 2008.

 

Documents

07/2010 Decision Document Concerning NOAA Fisheries May 2010 Biological Opinion and Essential Fish Habitat Consultation PDF 565 kb
03/2009 NMFS Biological Opinion for Operation and Maintenance of the Lewiston Orchards Project PDF 1.15 mb
01/2010 Biological Assessment for Operation of the Lewiston Orchards Project, Idaho--Corrected January 2010 PDF 10.96 mb
12/2009 Errata 1 Page 4-10
(replace page 4-10 with this page)
PDF 87 kb
10/2009 Biological Assessment for Operation of the Lewiston Orchards Project, Idaho PDF 8.9 mb
 
Contacts

Lesa Stark
Program Manager
(208) 383-2260
lstark@usbr.gov

Bureau of Reclamation
Snake River Area Office
Attention: SRA-1200 (Stark)
230 Collins Road
Boise, ID 83702-4520

 

Last Update: October 29, 2012 8:07 AM