Huxley College Graduate and Undergraduate Publications

College Affiliation

Huxley College of the Environment

Department or Program Affiliation

Department of Environmental Studies

Abstract

"The purpose of this Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is to evaluate the potential impacts of closing the Brannian Creek kokanee hatchery located in South Bay Lake Whatcom. Due to a large budget deficit facing the state of Washington, the closure of several hatcheries managed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has been proposed as a possible cutback measure. This EIA investigates the positive and negative impacts associated with the proposed action of hatchery closure, an alternative action and if no action was taken. The assessment of impacts was done in accordance with the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). The proposed action closes down all hatchery operations at the Brannian Creek facility. The alternative action integrates a phased closure of the Brannian Creek hatchery facility with the construction of artificial spawning channels in tributaries. If no action is taken then the Brannian Creek hatchery facility is left in full operation."

Document Type

Environmental Impact Assessment

Subject – LCSH (for OAI)

Fish hatcheries--Environmental aspects--Washington (State)--Whatcom, Lake; Kokanee salmon--Environmental aspects--Washington (State)--Whatcom, Lake; Environmental impact analysis--Washington (State)--Whatcom, Lake

Subjects – Names (LCNAF)

Brannian Creek Hatchery

Geographic Coverage

Whatcom, Lake (Wash.)

Genre/Form

Environmental impact statement

Publisher

Western Washington University

Date

2009

First Advisor

Bodensteiner, Leo R.

OCLC Number

318914530

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Date Permissions signed

2010

Type

Text

Format

application/pdf

Language

English

Language Code

eng

Department

Environmental Studies

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