Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission Records, 1985-1998  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Seattle City Light
Title
Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission Records
Dates
1985-1998 (inclusive)
Quantity
2.6 cubic feet, (7 boxes)
Collection Number
1203-02
Summary
Records of an international commission.
Repository
Seattle Municipal Archives
Seattle Municipal Archives
Office of the City Clerk
City of Seattle
PO Box 94728
98124-4728
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-233-7807
Fax: 206-386-9025
archives@seattle.gov
Access Restrictions

Records are open to the public.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for processing this record series was provided through a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

City Light provides electricity and electrical and conservation services to its public and private customers. It is the largest public utility in the Pacific Northwest. Public responsibility for electrical energy dates to 1890 with creation of the Department of Lighting and Water Works. In 1902, Seattle voters passed a bond issue to develop hydroelectric power on the Cedar River under the administration of the Water Department. Electricity from this development began to serve Seattle in 1905. A City Charter amendment in 1910 created the Lighting Department. Under the leadership of Superintendent James D. Ross, the department developed the Skagit River hydroelectric project which began supplying power in 1924. Both public and private power was supplied to Seattle until 1951 when the City purchased the private electrical power supply operations, making the Lighting Department the sole supplier. The Boundary Project in northeastern Washington began operations in 1967 and supplied over half of City Light's power generation. By the early 21st century, approximately ten percent of City Light's income came from the sale of surplus energy to customers in the Northwest and Southwest with the remainder of City Light's financial support coming from customer revenue. The current name of the agency was adopted in 1978 when the Department was reorganized.

The Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission (SEEC) was established by a 1984 Treaty between Canada and the U.S. It is based on an agreement between the City of Seattle and the Province of British Columbia to settle the controversy over the High Ross Dam proposal

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Records of an endowment that funds projects proposed by US and Canadian agencies and organizations to promote environmental education and enhance recreation, wildlife and land management. Records include project proposals, monitoring documents and project studies, as well as Commission correspondence and minutes. Projects include trail and campground improvements; wildlife and habitat studies; environmental education institutes; and land acquisition.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Item and date], Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission Records, Record Series 1203-02. Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Administrative Records, 1985-1998Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1
Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission Brochure
undated
1/2
Annual Report
1985
1/3
Budget
1985
1/4
Budget
1985-1988
1/5
Budget
1986
1/6
Budget
1987
1/7
Budget
1988
1/8
Budget
1989
1/9
Budget
1990
1/10
Budget
1991
1/11
Budget
1992
1/12
Budget
1998
1/13
Correspondence - US Forest Service
1986
1/14
Correspondence
1986-1988
1/15
Minutes - Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission
1986-1988

Project Files, 1985-1993Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/16
Project - BC Fish and Wildlife Service, Creel Census
1985-1990
1/17
Project - National Park Service
1985-1988
1/18
Project - National Park Service
1985-1987
1/19
Project - National Park Service
1985-1989
1/20
Project - National Park Service
1986-1988
1/21
Project - National Park Service
1985-1988
2/1
Project - Forest Service
1985-1990
2/2
Project - Washington Dept. of Wildlife, Creel Census
1985-1989
2/3
Project - Washington Native Plant Society
1985-1989
2/4
Project - Washington Dept. of Game
1985-1989
2/5
Project - BC Fish and Wildlife Service
1986-1989
2/6
Project - BC Ministry of Environment and Parks
1986-1989
2/7
Project - BC Ministry of Environment and Parks
1986-1989
2/8
Project - National Park Service, Happy Flats I
1986-1989
2/9
Project - National Park Service
1986-1989
2/10
Project - Forest Service, East Creek
1986-1989
2/11
Project - Forest Service, Easy Pass
1986-1989
2/12
Project - BC Fish and Wildlife Service
1987-1988
2/13
Project - BC Ministry of Environment and Parks, Raptors
1987-1989
2/14
Project - BC Outdoor Recreation
1987-1989
2/15
Project - BC Parks, Acquisition of Claims
1987-1990
2/16
Project - BC Parks, Ross Campground II
1987-1989
2/17
Project - BC Parks, User Survey
1987-1989
2/18
Project - National Parks Service, Happy Flats Trail
1987-1990
2/19
Project - National Parks Service, Hozomeen Campground
1987-1989
2/20
Project - National Parks Service, Raptors
1987-1989
2/21
Project - Washington Department of Game
1987-1989
2/22
Project - Chilliwack Field Naturalists, Nesting Boxes
1987-1990
2/23
Project - BC Parks, Ross Campground
1988-1989
3/1
Project - BC Parks, Recreation Resources Inventory
1987-1989
3/2
Project - Outdoor Recreation Council of British Columbia, Spring Institute
1987-1989
3/3
Project - BC Provincial Museum, Rare Plant Inventory
1987-1991
3/4
Project - National Park Service, Ruby Creek
1987-1990
3/5
Project - National Park Service, Archaeology
1988-1993
3/6
Project - Canyon Creek Trail Reconstruction
1987-1989
3/7
Project - Forest Service, Okanogan National Forest Spotted Owl Survey
1987-1990
3/8
Project - Forest Service, Okanagan National Forest Grizzly Bear Mapping
1987-1992
3/9
Project - Northwest Rivers Council, Wild River Study
1987-1990
3/10
Project - North Cascades Institute, Teachers Workshop
1988
3/11
Project - Simon Fraser University, Archaeology Study
1987-1989
3/12
Project - North Cascades Institute, Field Courses
1988-1990
3/13
Project - Nature Conservancy, Anoka Claims
1988-1993
4/1
Project - Land Acquisition
1988-1989
4/2
Project - Land Acquisition
1985-1988
4/3
Project - National Park Service, Whatcom Pass Revegetation
1987-1989
4/4
Project - National Park Service, Obelisk Trail Improvements
1989-1990
4/5
Project - National Park Service, Hozomeen South Boat Ramp (Incl. Drawing)
1989-1990
4/6
Project - Huxley College, Student Publication (Incl. Map)
1988-1990
4/7
Project - National Park Service, Archaeology of Chert Quarry
1988-1993
4/8
Project - Forest Service, Okanogan National Forest, Trail head Toilet
1988-1990
4/9
Project - Forest Service, Okanogan National Forest, Spotted Owl Survey II (Incl. Map)
1989-1990
4/10
Project - Okanogan National Forest, Rainy Pass Information Signs
1988-1990
4/11
Project - North Cascades Institute - Teachers Workshop
1988-1990
4/12
Project - North Cascades Institute - Curriculum Project
1988-1990
4/13
Project - Wildlife Survey
1996
4/14
Project - Outdoor Recreation Foundation of British Columbia, Junior Ranger Camp
1988-1992
4/15
Project - BC Parks, Ross Lake Campground IV
1988-1991
4/16
Project - BC Parks, Sumallo Grove Trail
1989-1991
5/1
Project - BC Parks, West Gate Entrance Portal
1988-1990
5/2
Project - BC Parks, Skagit River Trail Head
1988-1993
5/3
Project - BC Parks, Hozomeen Infrastructure Study
1989-1990
5/4
Project - BC Parks, Skagit Interpretive Signs
1988-1991
5/5
Project - BC Fish and Wildlife Service, Fisheries Management Studies
1988-1991
5/6
Project - BC Forest Service, Mt Outram Trail
1988-1991
5/7
Project - Outdoor Recreation Council of British Columbia, Spring Institute III
1988-1989
5/8
Project - BC Parks Projects
1988-1989
5/9
Project - BC Fisheries, Sumallo Fish Restoration
1989-1992
5/10
Project - BC Parks, Lighting Lakes Amphitheater
1989-1991
5/11
Project - BC Parks, Ross Lake Picnic Area
1989-1991
5/12
Project - BC Parks, Ross Lake Water System
1989-1993
5/13
Project - BC Parks, Ross Lake Campground
1989-1991
5/14
Project - BC Parks, Chittenden Meadow Trail (Incl. Photographs)
1990-1991
5/15
Project - BC Parks, Cascade Recreation Area Trail Reconstruction (Incl. Photographs)
1989-1991
5/16
Project - Outdoor Recreation Council of British Columbia, Environmental Institute IV
1990-1991
5/17
Project - Plant Catalogue
1989-1990
5/18
Project - National Park Service, Whatcom Pass Revegetation II
1989-1993
5/19
Project - National Park Service, Hozomeen Lake Camp Rehabilitation
1989-1993
5/20
Project - Winthrop Ranger District, Okanogan National Forest, Slate Peak Interpretative Signs (Incl. Photographs)
1989-1991
6/1
Project - WA Dept. of Wildlife, Ross Lake Creel Census I
1989-1992
6/2
Project - WA Dept. of Wildlife, Ross Lake Creel Census I
1989-1992
6/3
Project - North Cascades Institute, Educational Programs
1989-1991
6/4
Project Proposals
1985-1986
6/5
Project Proposals
1986
6/6
Project Proposals - Correspondence
1986-1988
6/7
Project Proposals
1988
6/8
Project Proposals
1992
7/1
Project Proposals
1992
7/2
Project Proposals
1993
7/2
Project Proposals
1993

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Birds of prey
  • British Columbia
  • Camp sites, facilities, etc.--British Columbia
  • Camp sites, facilities, etc.--Washington (State)
  • Endangered species--Washington (State)
  • National parks and reserves--Washington (State)
  • Northern spotted owl
  • Ross Dam (Wash.)
  • Ross Lake National Recreation Area (Wash.)
  • Skagit River (B.C. and Wash.)
  • Trails--British Columbia
  • Trails--Washington (State)
  • Corporate Names :
  • Seattle City Light
  • BC Parks
  • Skagit Environmental Endowment Commission
  • United States. Forest Service
  • United States. National Park Service
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographs