Our environment

Your power has purpose—and an environmental focus.

Here in the beautiful Northwest, you’re no stranger to the outdoors. Majestic trees, lakes, rivers, and mountains—but also energy-saving, future-changing initiatives to preserve natural resources. Here’s how we contribute:

  • Leadership Among energy producers, we're one of the lowest emitters of carbon dioxide in the country.
  • Legacy Our environmental vision started in 1890 with the construction of our Monroe Street hydroelectric facility.
  • Responsibility More than 50% of our power comes from renewable sources.
Group rafting

Come and play in our parks

Plan your next day trip along the Spokane or Clark Fork River.

View Clark Fork River interactive map.
View Spokane River interactive map.

Water Flow Information

Water flow information

Get daily updates on water conditions at Avista properties throughout the Northwest

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Land use: plans and programs

Discover our balanced approach to natural resource management and erosion control.

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Wetlands protection

Wetland protection

How we protect, restore, enhance, and create quality wetland and riparian habitats.


Plants and Animals

Plants, animals, habitat

We protect the wildlife you love, and that makes the Northwest so special.

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Water Quality

Water quality

Water quality near our dams is an important focus for us.

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Cultural resources

Cultural resources

How we identify, protect and manage cultural resources in the Northwest.

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Spill Response

Spill response

We're working 24/7 to ensure any worst-case scenarios have the best possible outcome for you and the environment.

Find out how