Rock Island and Rocky Reach hydroelectric projects are owned and operated by Chelan PUD under licenses from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The FERC licenses require Chelan PUD to manage multiple resources and uses of the lands within each hydroelectric dam reservoir area referred to as the Project Boundary. The Project Boundary includes lands along both Chelan and Douglas county shorelines, as well as some upland areas. These lands are managed for recreation, fish, cultural and wildlife resources.
Chelan PUD has land use plans (Project Land Management Plans - PLMP) to help define how Chelan PUD manages its property under the FERC license. The plans outline Chelan PUD’s review and participation in the permitting process for land uses along the shoreline and the uplands of the Project Boundary. Many shoreline and land uses within the project boundaries require Chelan PUD and/or FERC approval prior to construction.
Rocky Reach and Rock Island hydroelectric project Land Management Plans contain the following:
Rocky Reach Land Management Plan
Rock Island Land Management Plan
- A description of the Project Boundary.
- A discussion of Chelan PUD’s regulatory and management responsibilities.
- A discussion of Chelan PUD’s land management goals and objectives.
- Descriptions of resources relevant to land management planning.
- Definitions of land management classifications and maps.
- A description of evaluation processes for land use and permitting requests and Chelan PUD’s role in that process.
The Rocky Reach and Rock Island Land Management Plans were revised in November, 2019. These revisions include:
Section 1: Deleted language regarding the Mid-Columbia Hourly Coordination Agreement;
Section 4: Updated language regarding erosion control demonstration sites, all of which have now been completed;
Section 5: Deleted language regarding FERC Form 80 Reports (these reports are no longer required); updated language to reflect current practices;
Section 6: Updated language in several subsections to reflect current protection status of various species; updated language to reflect current conditions at recreation sites; and
Appendix D: Updated contact information.
Questions about Chelan PUD’s Land Management Plans can be directed to:
Vicki Griffin, Real Estate and Permitting Manager, 327 N. Wenatchee Avenue, Wenatchee, WA 98801
(509) 661-4240, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Osborn, License Compliance Supervisor 327 N. Wenatchee Avenue, Wenatchee, WA 98801
(509) 661-4176, email@example.com