Resource Coordination Resources



Packwood Lake Hydroelectric Project staff collaborate on the implementation of the Protection, Mitigation, and Enhancement Measures with representatives of federal, state, and local resource agencies. The Project’s Resource Agencies Committee (RAC) includes but is not limited to the United States Department of Agriculture - Forest Service (USFS), Cowlitz Indian Tribe (CIT), Federal Energy Regulatory Committee (FERC), National Park Service (NPS), United States Department of Commerce – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), United States Department of Defense – Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), United States Department of the Interior - Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP), Washington State Department of Ecology (WDOE), Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), Yakama Nation (YN), consulting biologists, and EN subject matter experts.

The Resource Agencies Committee (RAC) has overall responsibility for the exchange of information, technical review of data, and coordination of efforts by Energy Northwest to implement the licensee conditions and ongoing operations and maintenance activities. The RAC is authorized to revise implementation strategies and methods to reflect improvement in sampling procedures and/or changes in regulations or environmental conditions. Adaptive management changes of these programs will occur by consensus of the RAC with final approval by the agency responsible for the activity being changed if the activity is not sited on NFS lands.  If the proposed activity is sited on NFS lands the USFS shall have final approval of the activity pursuant its existing management direction.​