To ensure active stakeholder participation and support, Douglas PUD developed all of the resource management plans found in the Aquatic Settlement Agreement (ASA) in close coordination with agency and tribal natural resource managers (collectively referred to as the Aquatic Settlement Work Group or Aquatic SWG). 

The Aquatic SWG meets monthly to discuss the progress made towards meeting the objectives in each of the six Aquatic Settlement Agreement management plans. The Aquatic SWG is made up of technical leads from each the signatory agencies and tribes. Entities that participate in the Aquatic SWG include:

  • Public Utility District No. 1 of Douglas County (Douglas PUD),
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS or the Service),
  • Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology),
  • Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW),
  • Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation (Colville),
  • Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation (Yakama Nation), and
  • Bureau of Land Management (BLM; not an active participant).

Each meeting is facilitated by a neutral party. Douglas PUD provides links to all Aquatic SWG meeting minutes, statements of agreement, study plans, study results, annual reports and other documentation produced by this collaborative group (below).