Fish And Aquatic Life
At Idaho Power, we stand firm in our commitment to environmental stewardship and maintaining the necessary balance between our hydroelectric facilities and the abundant natural resources in Idaho and eastern Oregon.
We are dedicated to better understanding the effects our Snake River hydroelectric generation system has on aquatic life and the river’s ecosystem.
Our commitment to fish conservation began with the salmon and steelhead hatchery program, starting shortly after construction of Brownlee Dam more than 50 years ago.
Recently developed conservation programs protect natural populations of organisms from the tiny Bliss Rapids snail to the prehistoric white sturgeon and powerful Chinook salmon.
Our research continues and our commitment to the aquatic environment remains strong. Our expertise in fish culture and other aquatic conservation programs will continue to benefit the region and our communities, now and in the future.
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