Cultural and Historical Resource Considerations in Hydro Relicensing and Operations
Thursday, Feb 8, 2024
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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Cascadia Law Group
Upper Skagit Tribe
Nearly every hydro project in the Northwest is located on a river that has deep cultural, spiritual, and economic connections to Tribes. Many of these projects are also either historic or located in areas with rich historical resources. Hydro project owners are obligated to consider these resources when relicensing and operating their projects. This panel will cover the topic from multiple angles including tribal, hydro operations, recreationists, other visitors, and historic property managers.
Who should attend: Hydro operators, regulators, tribal members, and consultants – all of whom have roles and responsibilities related to historic and cultural resources associated with the hydropower system.
Why you should attend:
These issues, if ignored, can derail a project. Given forethought and attention, these issues can help projects move forward in a timely way and help forge important relationships, as well as provide educational opportunities.
Maia Bellon, Partner, Cascadia Law Group