Protecting wildlife is an important part of the Cushman Hydro Project.
  • Cushman wildlife lands total more than 2,700 acres
  • Our lands or programs support elk, deer, eagles, osprey, wood ducks and other wildlife
Tacoma Power installed 3 nesting platforms for osprey in the Cushman Hydro Project area. Two are located on poles at either end of Lake Cushman, and one rests on a tree at Lake Kokanee. We've also installed wood duck boxes and bat roosting boxes in the area.

We are planning installation of:

  • Elk forage fields
  • Tree thinning for healthier forests
  • Snag creation for cavity-dependent species