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Fish, Wildlife & Environment

Taking care of our fish and wildlife is an important priority for us

In addition to providing a renewable source of electricity, Tacoma Power’s four hydroelectric projects support major fish and wildlife programs.

Fish 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.

Learn about our Cowlitz Fisheries public meetings

Wildlife programs
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:

The Cowlitz Wildlife Area encompasses 14,000 acres dedicated to wildlife habitat. Tacoma Power manages 3,500 acres of wildlife land in the Nisqually River Project area.

Help protect the lakes you love
Learn how to protect your favorite fishing and boating waterways from invasive mussels

Fishing and recreation line: (888) 502-8690