Salmon habitat preserved by City Light

City Light recently purchased 40 acres of Day Creek Slough in the Middle Skagit River.

The property is one of the most productive habitats of juvenile salmonid in the area, and will provide refuge and a safe place for rearing for salmon and steelhead. The purchase has been added to the 274 acres of land bought through the Fisheries Settlement Agreement mitigation funds as well as over 3,288 acres of habitat conservation lands City Light currently owns.

The property was acquired with City Light funds under the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project Revised Fisheries Settlement Agreement, and also with funds under the city’s Endangered Species Early Action Program.