Our Partners

We’re proud to co-own and co-manage the Pelton Round Butte hydro project with the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon, our partner of more than 10 years.

Together, we’re generating clean, renewable power for Oregon while working to help restore the entire Deschutes watershed to a more natural state.

Our work is guided by a federal license and informed by extensive monitoring of water and fish. Learn more about the project.

Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon

The Tribes have partnered with PGE on the Pelton Round Butte project since 2001. Warm Springs Power and Water Enterprises manages the Tribe’s participation in the project.

Two independent Tribal agencies regulate our activities (in addition to Oregon State agency requirements), reflecting the Tribes’ regulatory jurisdiction:

  • Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon’s Branch of Natural Resources: Manages fisheries, cultural, and terrestrial resources. They oversee fisheries management decisions, along with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
  • Water Control Board: Monitors water to protect human health and safety and maintain a healthy ecosystem both on land and in the water. They regulate water quality along with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.

Pelton Round Butte Fish Committee

PGE and the Tribes manage the project collaboratively with an active committee of local, state, federal and non-governmental organizations. The Fish Committee includes representatives from the following organizations:

  • Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon’s Branch of Natural Resources
  • Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon’s Water Control Board
  • National Marine Fisheries Service
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
  • Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • Trout Unlimited
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Native Fish Society
  • American Rivers
  • WaterWatch of Oregon
  • Freshwater Trust

Collaborative Partners

We also have strong relationships with a number of other groups in the Deschutes River Basin. We work together on fish passage and habitat and conservation projects.

  • Crook County Soil and Water Conservation District
  • Crooked River Watershed Council
  • Deschutes Land Trust
  • Deschutes River Conservancy
  • Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation District
  • North Unit Irrigation District
  • Ochoco Irrigation District
  • Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board
  • The Trust for Public Land
  • Three Sisters Irrigation District
  • Upper Deschutes Watershed Council

Supporting Groups

These local, state and federal organizations worked extensively with PGE and the Tribes to develop the Pelton Round Butte Settlement Agreement, which was the basis for our hydropower license issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in June 2005.

The Settlement Agreement defined the enhancement objectives of the recreation, cultural, terrestrial and fisheries resources within the project area.

  • American Rivers
  • Avion Water Company
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • City of Bend, Ore.
  • City of Madras, Ore.
  • City of Redmond, Ore.
  • Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon
  • Deschutes County
  • Freshwater Trust
  • Jefferson County
  • National Marine Fisheries Service
  • Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
  • Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
  • Oregon Water Resources Department
  • Trout Unlimited
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Waterwatch of Oregon