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Wildlife Resources

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Bald Eagle in TreeDouglas PUD strives to be a good steward of wildlife resources. The Wells Project area is home to a variety of wildlife, including otters, waterfowl, upland birds, eagles and deer. Douglas PUD and the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (formerly Washington State Department of Game) entered into an Agreement on July 15, 1974 for wildlife mitigation. The mitigation program is funded by Douglas PUD and administered by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). The Wells Wildlife Area consists of six Habitat Management Units with a combined area of over 8,200 acres. Douglas PUD purchased 5,755 acres of land for the program and gave WDFW title to the land. Additional land is managed by leases or agreements. Development of wildlife habitat and provisions for public wildlife-oriented recreation are features of this program.Wells Wildlife Area Sign Additional wildlife mitigation is provided at the Cassimer Bar Wildlife Area within the boundaries of the Colville Indian Reservation. Mitigation at this site is provided to wildlife through a cooperative management program between the Colville Confederated Tribes and Douglas PUD. Douglas PUD's ongoing habitat projects on project lands include fencing to exclude livestock from riparian areas, shoreline erosion control, new riparian shrub plantings, noxious weed control and habitat restoration on disturbed areas.

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