City Light Biologist Co-Authors Baseline Report for Steelhead Recovery Effort

Steelhead – photo by Oregon State University

The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) published a report on the historic populations of steelhead in the Puget Sound co-authored by Ed Connor, a senior fish biologist at City Light.

Ed Connor

The report identifies and describes fish based on genetics, life history, and geographical, hydrological and habitat characteristics. It will be used to develop a steelhead recovery plan for Puget Sound, which is expected in 2018.

Two of the most important steelhead populations in this region are downstream of City Light’s Skagit and Tolt hydroelectric projects, which generate about 21 percent of the electricity City Light delivers to its customers.