Cultural Resources

The Packwood Lake Hydroelectric Project Cultural Resources Committee is an informal group formed to collaboratively design and implement a study guide which identifies historic properties within the Area of Potential Effects for the project, assesses potential relicensing effects on them and develops a Historic Properties Management Plan. The work is conducted in consultation with the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, the Yakima Nation, and the State Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation.
 
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued the final signed Programmatic Agreement between the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Washington State Historic Preservation Officer on Jan. 25, 2010, for managing properties that may be affected by issuing a license to Energy Northwest for the operation of the Packwood Lake Hydroelectric Project. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will require the licensee to implement the provisions of the Programmatic Agreement as a condition of issuing a new license for the project. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Washington State Historic Preservation Officer agree that the project will be administered in accordance with the stipulations in order to satisfy the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Section 106 responsibilities during the term of the project’s license.
Audrey Desserault
(509) 377-8468
ajdesserault@energy-northwest.com
 
Paul Dugan