Traditional Cultural Property and Tribal Interest Study for Camp Far West Hydroelectric Project
Client: South Sutter Water District
Location: Yuba and Nevada Counties
Project Manager: Clinton Blount
• Albion brings 15 years of experience to the identification and evaluation of traditional cultural properties and areas of tribal interest in a resource-rich project area under FERC’s unique guidelines.
• Our senior ethnographers are working collaboratively with the tribes and the water district to negotiate mutually beneficial management options.
• Albion will contribute to management plans for traditional cultural properties based on findings, evaluations, and considerations of tribal interests to support the relicense application and continued operations.
Albion is assisting the South Sutter Water District to relicense its Camp Far West Reservoir and Generation Facility. The project stores water for regional agricultural irrigation and generates power at a small downstream powerhouse. The project area contains many archaeological and traditional resources, all of which are significant to the tribal groups in the region. Albion is now working with several tribes to identify sites and locales of traditional or sacred importance. The groups include the United Auburn Indian Community, Tsi Akim, Mooretown Rancheria, Greenville Ranch Tribe, Colfax-Todds Valley Miwok-Maidu Foundation, Colfax-Todds Valley Consolidated Tribe, and the Nevada City Rancheria. The studies will likely result in the identification and evaluation of several Traditional Cultural Properties or other places of significance to the tribes. These data will be included in a stand-alone technical report, and management recommendations will be included in the Project Historic Properties Treatment Plan.