PacifiCorp HPMP Implementation

PacifiCorp contracted with HRA to advise and assist them with the implementation of Pacificorp’s Historic Properties Management Plan (HPMP) for the Swift No. 1 (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [FERC] No. 2111), Yale (FERC No. 2071), and Merwin (FERC No. 935) Hydroelectric Projects in Clark, Cowlitz, and Skamania Counties, Washington. The HPMP is the result of conditions specified in the renewal of licenses by FERC for the three projects. HRA project staff worked with PacifiCorp’s Cultural Resources Coordinator on a variety of implementation tasks, including new project review, archaeological and historical architecture surveys, reservoir erosion studies, site patrolling and monitoring plans, tribal and agency consultation, artifact curation, management of specific sites of concern to the Cowlitz and Yakama Nation Tribes, and cultural awareness training for PacifiCorp staff and contractors.