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CX-003239: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Okanogan County Land Acquisitions
CX(s) Applied: B1.25
Date: 07/13/2010
Location(s): Okanogan County, Washington
Office(s): Bonneville Power Administration

The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is proposing to fund the Colville Confederated Tribes (CCT) to acquire two properties totaling 2,313 acres in Okanogan County, Washington. These areas include 1,993-acres near Omak, and 320-acres near Omak Lake. The properties proposed for acquisition contain a variety of wildlife habitat that will provide BPA with credits for partial mitigation of wildlife habitat losses due to the construction and operation of the Federal Columbia River Power System (FCRPS). The subject property provides habitat for Sharp-tailed, blue, and Sage grouse, as well as mule deer, white-tailed deer, bobcat, mourning dove, Lewis and downy woodpecker, mink, bats, and waterfowl.