Evaluation of Planning for Fish and Wildlife at Corps of Engineers Reservoirs - Ice Harbor Lock and Dam Project, Washington.
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Fish and wildlife resources associated with the Ice Harbor Lock and Dam project have been the object of active planning at various times over a period of nearly 20 years. Over the years, the perceived importance of fish and wildlife resources has been upgraded dramatically. This evolution in the perception of fish and wildlife values is manifest in the recorded documentation of the Ice Harbor Lock and Dam project. Detailed and comprehensive recommendations were presented by the affected federal fish and wildlife agencies FWS and NMFS in a special compensation report released in 1972. These currently proposed compensation actions relate to fish and wildlife resources associated with all four lock-and-dam projects constructed by the CE on the lower Snake River, including Ice Harbor. While vastly improved over the 1959 document, the current report contains significant errors pertaining to project-related hunting predictions and to the actions recommended to compensate for the lost resident fishery.
- Civil Engineering