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Douglas PUD has documented many activities related to Wells Project Relicensing. The videos below provide information related to Douglas PUD, the Wells Project and Relicensing activities.

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Video Documentation

This video includes an introduction to Douglas PUD by former Commissioner Mike Doneen and a description of the Wells Project and baseline relicensing studies by Natural Resources Supervisor Shane Bickford.

Douglas PUD has made efforts to collect the most current information about the Wells Project through the completion of baseline relicensing studies. These studies have focused on the ecological and social resources found within the Wells Project. Fieldwork for the studies was completed at various stages between May 2005 and January 2006. In addition to baseline relicensing studies, Douglas PUD is participating in ongoing monitoring activities and programs that will provide Douglas PUD and stakeholders with a better understanding of the Wells Project during the Integrated Licensing Process. Video summaries of the baseline studies and monitoring activities are included below:

On June 21, 2004, FERC approved the Wells Projectís Anadromous Fish Agreement and Habitat Conservation Plan, referred to as the Wells HCP. The Wells HCP represents the culmination of over 10 years of negotiations between Douglas PUD, state and federal fishery agencies, and tribes. The Wells HCP is the first hydropower Habitat Conservation Plan for anadromous salmon and steelhead. The HCP is a 50-year agreement included as an amendment to the Wells Projectís license that addresses project-related impacts to spring Chinook, summer/fall Chinook, steelhead, sockeye and coho, collectively referred to as Plan Species. This video includes an overview of the Wells HCP by Dr. Bob Clubb.

Fieldwork began in 2008 on studies that were collaboratively developed by the Resource Work Groups, and subsequently proposed by Douglas PUD in the Revised Study Plan that was approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on October 15, 2007.  Information gathered from these studies, in combination with the voluntary baseline studies conducted during 2005, 2006, and 2007, will be used to guide the measures proposed in Douglas PUD's licensing application for the Wells Hydroelectric Project.  Video summaries of the 2008 studies and monitoring activities are included below:

 

 

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