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As part of the sale of the Eklutna Hydroelectric Project, Chugach Electric Association,  Municipal Light & Power, and Matanuska Electric Association entered into a Fish & Wildlife Agreement in 1991 with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Marine Fisheries Service, and the State of Alaska.

The 1991 Agreement requires the utilities to examine, and quantify if possible, the impacts to fish and wildlife from the Eklutna Hydroelectric Project; examine proposals for the protection, mitigation and enhancement of fish and wildlife affected by the hydroelectric development; consider the impacts of any protection, mitigation, or enhancement measures on other environmental resources and beneficial public uses as well as available means to mitigate those impacts; and then to develop and propose a Fish & Wildlife Program to the Governor.

The Governor will review the proposal and issue a final Fish and Wildlife Program giving equal consideration to:

  • the purposes of efficient and economical power production
  • energy conservation
  • the protection, mitigation of damage to, and enhancement of fish and wildlife
  • the protection of recreation opportunities,
  • municipal water supplies
  • the preservation of other aspects of environmental quality
  • other beneficial public uses
  • requirements of State law

For more information visit Eklutna Hydro.