Public Utility District No. 1 of Douglas County (Douglas PUD) is committed to maintaining the reliability of the Wells 230 kV transmission lines in a cost effective manner while meeting the regulatory requirements to conserve migratory species, rare, threatened and endangered species, and raptors. The Wells 230 kV Transmission Line Avian Protection Plan (APP) considers both avian migrants interacting with the transmission lines crossing the Columbia River and birds nesting on the transmission line structures. Douglas PUD prepared the APP in consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.