In addition to providing a renewable source of electricity, Tacoma Power’s four hydroelectric projects support major fish and wildlife programs.
As part of our responsibility for operating hydroelectric dams, Tacoma Power protects fish habitat and helps fish move around our dams. We own two fish hatcheries as part of the Cowlitz River Project and are working towards restoring salmon and steelhead populations while producing and planting fish for harvest.
Thousands of acres of wildlife land are carefully managed to provide quality wildlife habitat. Some of these wildlife areas are managed by Tacoma Power’s natural resources management team, while others are managed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife with funding from Tacoma Power.
Learn about fish and wildlife programs at each of our hydroelectric projects: