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Nisqually Wildlife Programs


Habitat for all

Tacoma Power's wildlife programs protect and enhance 3,500 acres of land for wildlife in the Nisqually River basin as part of the Nisqually River Project.

On the Nisqually wildlife lands, Tacoma Power:

  • maintains 100 acres of high-quality forage for elk in the upper Nisqually basin

  • provides more than 40 nesting boxes for wood ducks along the Alder Lake shoreline and downstream of the dams

  • provides roosting boxes for bats and nesting structures for osprey


Supporting wildlife habitat

 Tacoma Power also: 

  • preserves the pristine LaGrande Canyon downstream of the dams

  • protects mature forest

  • thins dense forest so it matures more quickly

  • installed visual markers to the transmission lines so birds avoid the lines

  • created no-wake zones on Alder Lake to protect waterfowl, eagles and osprey