The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will seed Rice Island and two other
Columbia River estuary islands beginning Jan. 26, as part of a plan to
relocate much of a colony of Caspian Terns to East Sand Island 15 miles
The plan is outlined in a final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding
of No Significant Impact (FONSI) released this week.
The colony of 10,000 breeding pairs of terns, the largest in North America,
representing nearly one-quarter of terns on the continent, may