We are conducting habitat assessments to better inform protection, restoration and recovery projects and planning in the upper Cowlitz basin. Tacoma Power and the Lower Columbia Fish Recovery Board are developing an Upper Cowlitz and Cispus Habitat Strategy. Tacoma Power is developing a suite of habitat tools (e.g., Geomorphic Assessment, Hydraulic Model) that inform the habitat conditions and trajectories within the upper Cowlitz and Cispus basins. Earlier work included identifying reaches with high-quality habitat potentially suitable for protection.
Tacoma Power is not soliciting for additional habitat assessment projects at this time, but please contact Florian Leischner at 253-502-8298 or Melora Shelton 253-441-4994 to discuss ideas or opportunities.