October 10th- Site Visit for Members…
Attention Klamath Tribal Members,
Despite the strong efforts of the Klamath Tribes, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued a license for construction of the Swan Lake North Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project. To meet its obligations under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, the developer (Rye Development LLC) must consult with the Klamath Tribes to develop “specific proposed measures for avoiding, reducing, or mitigating project-related adverse effects…within the project’s ‘Area of Potential Effects.’” Specific “adverse effects” include impacts on: eagles and other birds; deer, elk, and antelope; wildlife generally defined; culturally important plants; and sites with traditional religious and cultural importance.
It is imperative that we fully document the negative impacts of this project.
Please consider joining members of Tribal Council and the Culture and Heritage Department for a site visit on October 10th, 2019. We will meet at the Administration Building in Chiloquin at 9 a.m. If our members will RSVP to Mandy Roberson at (541)783-2764 x101, we will arrange for transportation to be provided. If you need to leave from Klamath Falls, Sprague River, or Beatty, please let Mandy know as soon as possible. We will try to help you with a ride from those locations.
Note: *This trip is only for members of the Klamath Tribes. Representatives of Rye Development will meet us at the site.
Don’t forget to RSVP as soon as possible!