Richland, Wash. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District awarded EAS a contract to assist in creating and enhancing lost wildlife habitat as a result of Lower Snake River Project (Ice Harbor, Lower Monumental, Little Goose, and Lower Granite dam) construction.
For this three-year, multi-million dollar award, EAS will prepare a planting design for Central Ferry and Rice Bar Habitat Management Units along the lower Snake River and plant native riparian shrubs and trees. The plantings will support wildlife food and habitat requirements. EAS also will maintain plantings to ensure establishment to a 65% survival rate per performance requirement and remove and control invasive plant species to facilitate planting success.
This project assists the Walla Walla District in ensuring compliance with the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act and meeting goals of the Lower Snake River Fish and Wildlife Compensation Plan.