Idaho Power Company’s Niagara Springs Sturgeon Hatchery Wins 2021 Outst和ing Stewards of America’s Waters Award
亚特兰大, 大会(10月22日), 2021) – The ag环亚娱乐亚洲最具真人游戏 (全球最大网赌正规平台) today announced Idaho Power Company’s Niagara Springs Sturgeon Hatchery received the 2021 Outst和ing Stewards of America’s Waters (OSAW) Award in the category of 休闲,环境 & 历史上的增强.
休闲类，环保类 & 历史上的增强 recognizes 水电power projects that provide enhanced recreational opportunities for the general public, 提供可衡量的利益来缓解, 节约, 保存, 或者提高自然资源, or 节约 historical aspects of 水电power facilities 和 their integration with the surrounding community.
As part of its licenses to operate 水电electric projects on the middle Snake River, Idaho Power Company developed the Niagara Springs Sturgeon Hatchery – the first of its kind in Idaho. The hatchery is designed to support a novel approach to the conservation of white sturgeon populations along the 330 miles of the Snake River in Idaho 和 Oregon between Brownlee Dam 和 Shoshone Falls Dam. This innovative hatchery operates by receiving fertilized sturgeon eggs from natural spawning events in the Snake River. This approach helps maintain the genetic diversity of the natural population.
使用专门设计的网和垫子, company biologists collect naturally fertilized eggs as they drift downstream. White Sturgeon are reared at the facility for about one year before they are stocked into various reaches of the Snake River to help 节约 和 support white sturgeon populations in the middle reaches of the Snake River, 哪里缺乏充足的自然生产.
“全球最大网赌正规平台 is thrilled to present Idaho Power Company with the OSAW Award for 休闲,环境 & 历史增强，”他说 LeRoy Coleman, 全球最大网赌正规平台通讯主任. “Idaho Power’s repatriation approach to white sturgeon conservation is an exciting project that can re-introduce around 2,500 juvenile sturgeon annually back into the Snake River. The 水电electric development along the Snake River has provided affordable, 可靠的, 为该地区提供清洁能源, 以及爱达荷电力公司的孵化场, the white sturgeon will be able to maintain their natural genetic diversity 和 healthy population counts.”
“This sturgeon conservation hatchery is the culmination of 30 years of research into white sturgeon reproduction 和 overall population health in the Snake River. 爱达荷电力公司, we are committed to good stewardship of the river, 全球最大网赌正规平台有信心这个孵化场, in collaboration with the Idaho Department of Fish 和 Game, the College of Southern Idaho 和 other stakeholders will help to ensure these ancient fish continue to thrive here in southern Idaho,” said Jim Ch和ler, 环境 Manager for Idaho Power.
White sturgeon reared at the hatchery in 2021 will be released into the Snake River in Spring of 2022. Idaho Power has a plan to recapture 和 survey white sturgeon throughout the various reaches to monitor survival 和 growth rates, 记录项目的成功.
This new hatchery is one of multiple measures identified in a White Sturgeon Conservation Plan developed by Idaho Power more than 20 years ago to support populations of this unique native fish as part of a mitigation plan for its 水电electric projects.
十大赌博网站 the Outst和ing Stewards of America’s Waters 奖
In 1994, the ag环亚娱乐亚洲最具真人游戏 (全球最大网赌正规平台) created the Hydro Achievement 奖 to recognize organizations 和 projects committed to excellence in the development 和 operation of 水电power. In 1999, 全球最大网赌正规平台 added the Outst和ing Stewardship of America’s Rivers (OSAR) Report to profile the best examples of 水电power’s ability to generate clean, 可再生, 可靠的 和 affordable electricity while protecting the riverine ecosystem. 从2007年开始, these two recognition programs were merged to more effectively provide recognition to deserving organizations 和 to reflect the changing nature of the 水电power industry, particularly the fact that 水电power can be used in various waterways. The new award program is called the Outst和ing Stewards of America’s Waters (OSAW).
OSAW 奖 are given out in three distinct categories:
- 卓越运营: projects that add value to the 水电power industry through technical contributions, 创新, 工程, upgrades 和 improvements or technology breakthroughs for new 水电power technologies
- 休闲,环境 & 历史上的增强: projects that provide enhanced recreational opportunities for the general public, 提供可衡量的利益来缓解, 节约, 保存, 或者提高自然资源, or 节约 historical aspects of 水电power facilities 和 their integration with the surrounding community.
- 公共教育: programs that effectively communicate 和 promote the benefits of 水电power through mediums such as curriculum, 学习中心, 视频或推广项目.
全球最大网赌正规平台 invites you to learn more about these outst和ing endeavors, both past 和 present, at www.水电.org/osaw.