ESA Activities

Deschutes

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. Reclamation regulates water discharge to comply with NOAA requirements.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issues Biological Opinions for actions affecting non-marine endangered/threatened species. Reclamation manages land and/or water activities in its jurisdiction to comply with FWS requirements.

Reclamation's implementation activities include long term monitoring and reporting, as well as investigation and implementation of projects aimed at reducing impacts associated with Reclamation's facility operations.

Index of Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements >>

Oregon Biological Opinions & Assessments
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
Washington Biological Opinions & Assessments
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)
Salmon at Cle Elum

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 >>

Other ESA Activities



Contact

Candace McKinley
(509) 575-5848 x232
cmckinley@usbr.gov

Bureau of Reclamation
Columbia-Cascades Area Office
1917 Marsh Road
Yakima WA 98901-2058


Last Updated: 10/7/16