Seattle City Light is a municipal utility owned by the City of Seattle. It is the largest municipal utility in the Northwest. It owns and operates four large hydroelectric generating plants that provides energy for 340,000 customers in Seattle. The generation and distribution of electricity is completed in an environmentally responsible manner.
Our federal license to operate the Skagit projects put into effect several environmental programs that are in various stages of implementation. The geographical focus of these programs is the upper Skagit basin but have far-reaching effects on much of the watershed. The programs span the following areas: water quality and quantity, fish protection, fish habitat protection and restoration, fish research, fish and wildlife land acquisition, wildlife research, erosion control, and environmental education. Most of these programs are accomplished in cooperation with other groups.
Reason for Participating on the Skagit Watershed Council
We believe that the health of the watershed can only be accomplished and sustained through the implementation of a science-based strategic plan that relies heavily on well-coordinated collaboration between all parties. No one can succeed alone. SCL acknowledges the need to take responsibility for our operations while recognizing that to restore watershed health everyone must step forward to accept responsibility for their actions. SCL wants to contribute to a stronger watershed, and viable salmon, steelhead, and bull trout populations.