The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is hosting three public meetings to review the Detroit Downstream Fish Passage Project draft Environmental Impact Statement

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The public meetings are scheduled on the following dates:

  • May 29 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Gates Fire Hall  (140 E Sorbin St, Gates, OR 97346)
  • June 4 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at ODFW Headquarters (4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem, OR 97302 – Commissioners Room)
  • June 6 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Stayton Community Center (400 W Virginia St, Stayton, OR 97383)

The overall objective of the Detroit Downstream Fish Passage Project is to enhance downstream passage for populations of Upper Willamette River spring Chinook salmon and winter steelhead listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, in accordance with the National Marine Fisheries Service’s 2008 Willamette Valley Project Biological Opinion.

The draft EIS assesses alternatives for meeting this objective including each alternatives’ impacts on the physical, biological, cultural, and socioeconomic environment. The draft EIS also presents the Corps’ preferred project alternative.

The Corps will review and incorporate public input before finalizing and issuing the final Environmental Impact Statement in spring 2020.

The Corps is accepting comments for the draft EIS starting May 24, 2019 for a 60-day public comment period that ends July 23, 2019.

Comments may be submitted electronically, by mail, or in person at a public meeting.

[email protected]

Detroit Downstream Fish Passage Project

Draft Environmental Impact Statement Comments U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Attn: PM-E, Kelly Janes

PO Box 2946

Portland, OR 97208-2946

These public meetings focus only on the Detroit Downstream Fish Passage Project. Please visit our website to learn more about other ongoing concurrent studies in the Willamette Valley and related engagement opportunities.

To learn more about the project and/or download the draft report, visit the Downstream Fish Passage Project website: http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Willamette/Detroit-fish-passage.

Contact the Portland District Public Affairs office by replying to this email or via the contact information below.

Contact: Lauren Bennett – (503) 808-4510 – [email protected]

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Portland District – (503) 808-4510 Mailing address: P.O. Box 2946, Portland, OR 97208-2946 www.nwp.usace.army.mil