NoaNet Fiber Optic Line, NE Route

Native American pictograph site in the northern Plateau culture area. HRA identified rock art panels during archaeological surveys for linear projects. Based on HRA’s recommendations, the locations were left unaffected through avoidance. Native American pictograph site in the northern Plateau culture area. HRA identified rock art panels during archaeological surveys for linear projects. Based on HRA’s recommendations, the locations were left unaffected through avoidance.

In 2011 HRA conducted a reconnaissance-level archaeological survey in advance of installation of fiber-optic line for Tierra ROW and NoaNet. HRA archaeologists surveyed and conducted probes in the vicinity of 22 previously recorded archaeological sites and five cemeteries in north-central Washington, generally following SR-20 from Tonasket to east of Colville, including the crossing of the Columbia River at Kettle Falls. HRA also conducted consultation on behalf of NoaNet with the National Park Service and Colville and Spokane Tribes related to potential effects in the Kettle Falls Archaeological District, a National Register listed historic property. The results of the work were used to ensure avoidance of archaeological resources during construction of the project.

Project Contacts

Brent Hicks

Vice President, CRM Division Manager – Seattle Office