Bonneville Power Administration
BPA and its partners operate the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS). Financed through the rates of northwest electric customers, BPA markets electricity, and works to protect and enhance environmental, fish, and wildlife values; and, ensure these qualities for future generations.
Bureau of Reclamation
Aims to meet the increasing water needs of the Columbia River basin while protecting the environment and public investment.
Columbia Basin Fish & Wildlife Program
An initiative led by Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) in collaboration with the Northwest Power & Conservation Council (NPCC), this site provides access to the current portfolio of projects designed to protect and rebuild fish and wildlife populations affected by federal hydropower development in the Columbia River Basin.
The Federal Caucus – salmonrecovery.gov
Eight Columbia River Basin agencies with resource responsibilities related to the Endangered Species Act make up the Federal Caucus. Their website offers current and historic information on the work of the Caucus to recover ESA-Listed Columbia/Snake River Basin salmon and steelhead.
Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS) Hydro Projects
The US Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Reclamation own and operate 31 hydro projects on the Columbia and Snake Rivers, while the Bonneville Power Administration markets and distributes the power generated from them. This site provides photos and information about the 31 projects, as well as current hydrological and fish funding information.
Foundation for Water and Energy Education
FWEE provides information about the environmental impacts, operational issues, economic needs, flood control and recreation and regulatory and legislative issues regarding the operation of hydroelectric facilities. This site provides information for both adults and kids.
National Hydropower Association
The only national trade association dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the hydropower industry. The site provides hydropower facts, background, policy and advocacy information and updated hydropower news.
National Marine Fisheries Service Northwest Regional Office
The National Marine Fisheries Service, part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, is responsible for conserving, protecting, and managing Pacific salmon, groundfish, halibut and marine mammals and their habitats under the Endangered Species Act and other laws.
Northwest Power and Conservation Council
The Council (NPPC) develops and maintains a regional power plan and a fish and wildlife program to balance the Northwest’s environment and energy needs. The Governors of Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana appoint two representatives from each state to represent the interests of their states on the Council. Click here for information on the Region’s Power Supply.
Northwest Public Power Association
Northwest Public Power Association is an organization of over 150 public/people’s utility districts, electric cooperatives, municipalities and crown corporations in the Western U.S. and Canada. NWPPA also serves the sales and networking needs of over 250 Associate Members across the U.S. and Canada who are allied with the electric utility industry.
Pacific Northwest Utilities Conference Committee
Bringing the power of good ideas together to assist PNUCC members in fulfilling their company missions in the every changing electric industry.
Pacific Northwest Waterways Association
PNWA works with congress, federal agencies and regional leaders on policies related to transportation, energy, trade and environmental policy to enhance economic vitality in the Northwest.
A Portland-based electric power services cooperative owned by 16 Northwest electric distribution cooperative utilities with service territory in seven western states. The company provides power supply and other management services and was the first electric cooperative to receive a power marketing license from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Public Power Council
The Public Power Council (PPC) is a voice for consumer-owned electric utilities in the Northwest. Since 1966, PPC has represented the interests of municipal utilities, public and people’s utility districts, and rural electric cooperatives
Streamnet provides access to fish and fisheries related data and reference documents in the Columbia River basin and the Pacific Northwest. Streamnet is administered by the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission.