Forest Service awards contract for fish protection services

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The U.S. Forest Service has awarded a contract worth US$1 million to Allied Engineering for fish protection work on lands in the Intermountain West.

The Forest Service most recently solicited bids for the work in May.

As per the contract, Allied Engineering will seek collection of stream flow, habitat information, topography, other inflow data, and diversion data to determine effects of diversions on stream flow and fish habitat.

The Forest Service -- a unit of the Agriculture Department -- says federal authorizations of water diversions, such as those for hydroelectric projects, on National Forest System lands might require consultation under the Endangered Species Act to evaluate effects of water withdrawl on threatened or endangered fish species. The Northwest Forest Plan approved by Congress in 1994 requires the Forest Service to restore and maintain connectivity within and between watersheds on Forest Service land.

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