Huxley College of the Environment
Department or Program Affiliation
Department of Environmental Studies
"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."
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
Whatcom, Lake (Wash.)
Environmental impact statement
Western Washington University
Bodensteiner, Leo R.
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Date Permissions signed
Bogue, Crystal; Leon, Rebecca; Langley, Erin; Moroney, Owen; Naman, Sean; and Westerlund, Robin, "Proposed Closure of Brannian Creek Hatchery: Environmental Impact Assessment" (2009). Huxley College Graduate and Undergraduate Publications. 1.