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Environmental Documents: Endangered Species

EA/EIS | Biological Assessments/Opinions | Resource Management Plans | Studies | Miscellaneous

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) was passed by Congress to protect species that are in danger of becoming extinct or are threatened with extinction. Reclamation complies with the ESA in the operation, maintenance, and rehabilitation of projects and facilities, and on new construction projects, by completing Biological Assessments for actions that may affect those species. ESA compliance is also fully incorporated into the region's National Environmental Policy Act process.

NOAA Fisheries Service oversees the protection and recovery of certain marine-related endangered or threatened species, including salmon and steelhead. NOAA Fisheries’ judgment of how to protect these species is presented in a Biological Opinion issued to Federal agencies. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service also issues Biological Opinions for actions affecting non-marine endangered/ threatened species.

 
Biological Assessments and Opinions
Oregon
04/2012 Endangered Species Act Biological Opinion and Manuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Essential Fish Habitat Response for the Future Operation & Maintenance of the Rogue River Basin Project-NOAA
03/2012 Biological Assessment on the Future Operation and Maintenance of the Rogue River Basin Project and Effects on Essential Fish Habitat Under the Magnuson-Stevens Act
10/2009 Biological Assessment on the Future Operation and Maintenance of the Rogue River Basin Project, Talent Division
03/2009 Biological Assessment for Bureau of Reclamation Future Operations and Maintenance in the Tualatin River Subbasin
07/2008 Willamette Project Supplemental Biological Assessment and Opinion
02/2005 Biological Opinion for the Ongoing Operation & Maintenance of the Deschutes River Basin Projects
09/2003 Biological Assessment on Continued Operation & Maintenance of the Deschutes River Basin Projects & Effects on Essential Fish Habitat under the Magnuson-Stevens Act
 
Idaho
12/2013 Biological Assessment for Bull Trout Critical Habitat in the Upper Snake River Basin
08/2010 Biological Opinion for the Repairs to Deadwood Dam Access Bridge Project

10/2009

Biological Assessment and Opinion for Operation of the Lewiston Orchards Project | Decision Document
08/2007 2007 Upper Snake Biological Assessment and Opinions
 
Washington
01/2013 Endangered Species Act Biological Opinion and Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Essential Fish Habitat Consultation Prepared by National Marine Fisheries Service Regarding Bureau of Reclamation's Odessa Subarea Modified Partial Groundwater Replacement Project on the Columbia River in Adams, Lincoln, Franklin and Grant Counties, Washington
10/2012 Biological Assessment of Effects to Species & Critical Habitat for 13 Anadromous Salmon ESUs, Pacific Eulachon, Green Sturgeon, & Killer Whales in the Columbia Basin from Implementation of the Modified Partial Groundwater Irrigation Replacement Alternative (Alternative 4A)
 

Columbia/Snake Salmon Recovery Program

Reclamation and US Army Corps of Engineers own and operate the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS), a series of hydropower projects on the Columbia and lower Snake Rivers. The Bonneville Power Administration markets and distributes the power generated from these dams. The FCRPS is operated in compliance with the Endangered Species Act and other Federal laws. Details on FCRPS and the ESA>>
 
ESA Coordinator
Christopher Eder
ESA Policy Specialist & Coordinator
ceder@usbr.gov
(208) 378-5319
   
Related Links
Tributary Habitat Program
NOAA Fisheries
US Fish and Wildlife Service
http://www.salmonrecovery.gov
http://www.fws.gov/endangered/
   

Last Update: March 19, 2014 11:25 AM