Terrestrial 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 Project occupies lands in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest (GPNF) and Packwood Lake is partially bordered by the Goat Rocks Wilderness. The USDA Forest Service (USFS) has required that EN develop a comprehensive Threatened, Endangered and Sensitive Species Management Plan to address the issues listed in the Rare Plant Management Plan as they apply to the management of rare plants.

The intent of the Integrated Weed Management Plan is to enhance and promote the coordinated management of noxious weeds with the entities responsible for weed management in the Project vicinity. The goal of the Plan is for the prevention, suppression, containment, eradication, and/or control, according to goals by species and location, for exotic invasive non-native plant species, including noxious weeds on National Forest System (NFS) lands affected by the Project and/or related to compliance activities under the Project license in and adjacent to the Project area.​​