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Friends of Bear River Collection, 1989-1993

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Friends of Bear River
Title
Friends of Bear River Collection
Dates
1989-1993 (inclusive)
Quantity
17 boxes, (7 linear feet)
Collection Number
USU_COLL MSS 332
Summary
This collection contains the papers of Friends of Bear River and the reports and legal materials they used to present their case against a proposed dam on the Bear River.
Repository
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections and Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-2663
Fax: 435-797-2880
scweb@usu.edu
Access Restrictions

No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

n 1989, Birch Creek Power Company owned by Idaho Falls, Idaho engineer Ted Sorenson and Preston, Idaho contractor Robert Fackrell, (S & F Company), proposed to build a dam at the mouth of the Oneida Narrows and subsequently submitted an application to operate a hydroelectric facility to the Federal Energy Regulatory Committee (FERC). The Birch Creek Power Company stated that the benefits of the project would control flooding, generate electricity and store water for downstream use. The project would also offer at least three permanent, full-time positions and thousands of dollars would flow into the community during the 12 to 18 month construction time period. Birch Creek Power Company estimated that the proposed dam would be approximately 100 foot high and would create a reservoir covering 360 acres (117 of those acres were owned by the Bureau of Land Management while the rest were privately owned), and would approximately cost $112 million to construct. The Preston City Council offered support for the project because of the potential economic benefits it would offer the community. Area residents, however, were more concerned with how the proposed dam and reservoir would impact recreation and wildlife habitat, and in May of 1990, two hundred residents signed a petition opposing the project. In March of 1990, a group of individuals met at a Bureau of Land Management Scoping Hearing and decided to form a group in order to be able to present officially questions at the water rights hearings held by the Idaho Department of Water Resources. This group, the Friends of Bear River (FOBR), collectively represented groups such as The Region Five Wildlife Council, the Bridgerland Audubon Society, Idaho Rivers United, the Idaho Environmental Council, the Eastern Idaho Sierra Club, the Portneuf Valley Audubon Society, the Franklin County Fish and Game Club, and the Utah State University Canoe and Kayak Club. Two key figures in the Friends of Bear River when Currie Lockett who resided in Logan, Utah at the time and Vicki Smith, who resided on a farm near the proposed site.

On September 28, 1990, Keith Higginson director of the Idaho Department of Water Resources denied Birch Creek Power Company's water right application for the proposed dam due to the overwhelming public opposition, the quantity of water that would be reduced, and the fact that S & F Company lacked sufficient financial resources. In October 1990, S & F Company filed a request for a rehearing for their project but on November 21, 1990, the Idaho Department of Water Resources denied the petition for rehearing due to S & F Company's inability to provide new information and to prove that a new hearing would somehow benefit the public. S & F Company had the option of requesting the district court review Keith Higginson's decision but declined. However, their application to operate a hydroelectric facility was still pending with FERC and based on a 1990 U. S. Supreme Court ruling, the federal government, not the state, has final authority “to set stream flows at federally licensed dam”. FERC thus had the final decision as to whether or not Birch Power Company would be allowed to construct their proposed dam. FERC scheduled two Scoping Meetings, one in Preston, Idaho and the other in Pocatello, Idaho for September 30, 1992 in order to gather public opinion on the project as well as to assess the environmental impacts. On January 20, 1993, it was announced that S & F had withdrawn their application with FERC due to mounting costs. Despite the withdrawl of the application,opponents of the dam continued their efforts. Currie Lockett of Friends of Bear River requested that the state of Idaho study the Bear River in order to designate it as a wild and scenic river in order to protect the area from other future developers. This status, however, was not granted and in 2006 the Twin Lakes Canal Company filed a notice of intent to file a license application with FERC to build a new hydropower facility.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains the papers of Friends of Bear River and the reports and legal materials they used to present their case against a proposed dam on the Bear River. The collection includes Friends of Bear River correspondence as well as photocopies of correspondence between FERC and Birch Creek Power Company obtained by Friends of Bear River, various legal motions, newspaper articles, newsletters, opposition letters, and the Scoping Documents issued by FERC that outlined the environmental impacts of the proposed dam. In many instances, photocopies were made by Friends of Bear River in order to disperse their materials to multiple people. Items are arranged chronologically when dates are specified. Some portions of the collection have been maintained in their original order, such as letters of opposition Box 6 folders 1-20.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Friends of Bear River Collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Friends of Bear River Collection USU_COLL MSS 332, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library. Logan, Utah.

Following Citations:USU_COLL MSS 332, USUSCA.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Organization materials, 1990-1996Return to Top

(23 folders)
Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Friends of Bear River background information
Undated
1 2
Friends of Bear River attorney search
1990 August 1-20
1 3
Friends of Bear River sign-up sheet to help
Undated
1 4
Questionnaire
Undated
1 5
Notes to Friends of Bear River supporters
Undated
1 6
Sign-up sheet for site visit
1992 September 29
1 7
List of organizations
1990 October 4
1 8
Active List and organization list
Undated
1 9
Mailing addresses
Undated
1 10
Mailing addresses continued
Undated
1 11
Co-Interveners and Co-Signers addresses
Undated
1 12
Addresses of recipients Section 6.0
Undated
1 13
Political Addresses
Undated
1 14
Idaho Fish & Game Commissioners addresses
Undated
1 15
Idaho Water Resources Board addresses
Undated
1 16
Correspondence from State of Idaho Department of Water Resources
1990 July 24 to 1990 September 10
1 17
Correspondence from Congressman Richard Stallings
1990 October 29 and 1990 November 13
1 18
Incoming correspondence
1990 July 19 to 1993 May 24
1 19
Outgoing correspondence
1990 January 20 to 1990 September 27
1 20
Outgoing correspondence
1991 January 21 to 1996 July 10
1 21
Pending letters
Undated
1 22
Pending letters (continued)
Undated
1 23
Friends of Bear River miscellaneous notes
Undated

Birch Creek Power Company business papers and correspondence, 1989-1992Return to Top

(14 folders)
Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
2 1
Construction Cost Estimate
Undated
2 2
Average Cost Rates
Undated
2 3
Sorensen Engineering license application list of deficiencies from FERC
1989 March 31
2 4
Schedule A from FERC to Sorensen Engineering requesting additional information
1989 December 7
2 5
Schedule A from FERC to Sorensen Engineering requesting additional information
1990 August 13
2 6
Sorensen Engineering Appendix A: Consultations
1990 August 20, 1990 to 1990 October 11
2 7
Photocopies of correspondence between Sorensen Engineering and FERC
1986 February 6 to 1989 December 14
2 8
Photocopies of correspondence between Sorensen Engineering and FERC
1990 March 6 to 1990 December 13
2 9
Photocopies of correspondence between Sorensen Engineering and FERC
1991 January 29 to 1991 May 22
2 10
Photocopies of letters from U.S. Department of Interior to Sorensen Engineering
1989 January 3 and 1991 January 15
2 11
Photocopy of letter from Sorenson Engineering to Idaho Department of Fish and Game regarding agreement to provide mitigation for exceptional benefits exemption
1990 September 18
2 12
Photocopies of correspondence between FERC and Fackrell Construction
1990 July 10 to 1992 October 27
2 13
Photocopy of letter from State of Utah Department of Natural Resources Division of Water Resources to Sorensen Engineering
1991 March 12
2 14
Miscellaneous photocopies of Sorensen Engineering outgoing letters
1989 May 3 to 1990 December 13

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) information, 1985-1992Return to Top

(8 folders)
Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
3 1
Photocopies of correspondence from U. S. Department of Interior to FERC
1985 December 23 to 1990 June 29
3 2
Memo to FERC from Geoffrey Hogander, wildlife biologist
1989 January 3
3 3
Letter from FERC to Governor Cecil Andrus
1990 January
3 4
Photocopies of correspondence from Pacific Water and Power, Inc to FERC
1989 September 30 to 1991 March 1
3 5
Miscellaneous photocopies of correspondence from various agencies to FERC
1985 October 29 to 1992 October 22
3 6
FERC Document Tracking List
Undated
3 7
Active FERC projects in Idaho
1992 March 4
3 8
FERC outgoing correspondence
1992 August to October

Other opposition groups , 1996Return to Top

(17 folders)

arranged alphabetically

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
4 1
American Rivers
Undated
4 2
Audubon Society
Undated
4 3
Friends of Fall River correspondence
Undated
4 4
Idaho Rivers United
Undated
4 5
Idaho Rivers United (continued)
Undated
4 6
Land and Water Fund
Undated
4 7
Oneida 5 Dead or Alive poster
Undated
4 8
People for Wise Water Planning
Undated
4 9
River Network
Undated
4 10
Save Our Streams Volunteer Water Monitoring Survey
Undated
4 11
Sierra Club
Undated
4 12
The Snake River Alliance
Undated
4 13
Trout Unlimited
Undated
4 14
Opposition flyers and brochures
Undated
4 15
Signed petitions
Undated
4 16
Friends of Bear River Response to Pacificorp First Stage Consultation for Oneida Hydroelectric Project Relicensing
Undated
4 17
Opposition group comments on First Stage Consultation Documents for the Soda, Grace/Cove, and Oneida hydroelectric projects
1996 July 11

Opposition letters, 1992Return to Top

(10 folders)
Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
5 1
Photocopies of letters of opposition sent to FERC
1990 September 22 to 1992 October 26
5 2
Photocopies of letters of opposition sent to FERC
1992 October 27 to 1992 November 18
5 3
Record of Public Issues 1-20
Undated
5 4
Record of Public Issues 21-40
Undated
5 5
Record of Public Issues 41-60
Undated
5 6
Record of Public Issues 61-80
Undated
5 7
Record of Public Issues 81-100
Undated
5 8
Record of Public Issues 101-115
Undated
5 9
Record of Public Issues 116-124
Undated
5 10
Additional public issues
Undated

Photocopies of letters of opposition, 1990-1992Return to Top

(24 folders)
Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
6 1
Newspaper Letters to the Editor
Undated
6 2
Letters pointing out beauty created by God
Undated
6 3
Letters pointing out dam effects at Mink Creek. Includes four colored photographs of Mink Creek
Undated
6 4
Letters regarding dam safety
Undated
6 5
Letters of opposition regarding areas of critical environmental concerns
Undated
6 6
Letters of opposition concerning fish and game
Undated
6 7
Letters concerned about fossil beds
Undated
6 8
Letters of opposition to preserve history
Undated
6 9
Letters of opposition from hunters
Undated
6 10
Letters concerned about possible law suits
Undated
6 11
Letters of opposition in regards to money for a few
Undated
6 12
Letters concerned with nitrification
Undated
6 13
Letters regarding public access
Undated
6 14
Letters concerned about the impact for recreational use
Undated
6 15
Letters regarding road access
Undated
6 16
Letters concerned about the impact on rock squirrels
Undated
6 17
Letters from residents of Utah
Undated
6 18
Letters of opposition concerning wetlands below project
Undated
6 19
Letters of opposition stating the project is not worth it
Undated
6 20
Miscellaneous opposition letters
1990 May 5 to 1990 June 15
6 21
Miscellaneous opposition letters
1990 June 17 to 1990 August 29
6 22
U. S. Department of the Interior Visitor's Rosters from Preston, Idaho and Pocatello, Idaho
1990 May 22
6 23
Letter from Idaho Governor Cecil Andrus to Senate and House Energy Committee Chairmen
1992 September 22
6 24
Unsigned letter to Congressmen Richard H. Stallings
1992 September 30

Information in support of the project, 1990-1992Return to Top

(4 folders)
Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
7 1
School Finance
Undated
7 2
Western Area Power Administration mailing
Undated
7 3
Letters expressing support
1988 August 5 to 1990 August 29
7 4
Letters expressing support
1992 October 27

Newspaper articles, 1990-1994Return to Top

(12 folders)
Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
8 1
Newspaper articles
1987 July 17 to 1990 May 27
8 2
Newspaper articles
1990 June 5 to 1990 December 21
8 3
Newspaper articles
1991 January 17 to 1991 October 9
8 4
Newspaper articles
1992 April 1 to 1992 November 24
8 5
Newspaper articles
1993 January 10 to 1993 November 10
8 6
Newspaper articles
1994 June 16 to 1994 August 25
8 7
Undated newspaper articles
Undated
8 8
News release by Idaho Department of Water Resources announcing public hearing on Oneida Narrows Water Right
1990 July 25
8 9
Newspaper articles on contractor and engineer competency
1990 October 10 to 1992 June 24
8 10
Newspaper articles on contractor and engineer competency
1992 July 12 to September 21
8 11
Photocopies of newspaper articles regarding engineering issues on other dams
1992 June 25 to 1992 September 21
8 12
Photocopies of newspaper articles on Utah water usage from Salt Lake Tribune
Undated

Newsletters, book excerpts and magazine articles, 1988-1993Return to Top

(19 folders)
Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
9 1
The Murrelet, Vol. 69, No. 2
1988 Summer
9 2
High Country News, Vol. 23, No. 14
1991 August 12
9 3
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance Vol. VIII, No. 3
1991 Fall
9 4
Little Bear NewsletterNo. 2; No. 1
1991 September; 1992 February; 1993 July
9 5
WALU Sentinel newsletter Vol. 3, No. 3
1992 March
9 6
Recycling Times newsletter, Vol. 3, No. 1
1992 Spring
9 7
High Country News article, “The Electric Revolution” pages 6-14, 23, 26-28
1992 June 29
9 8
Utility Environment Report article titled, U.S. Generating: Early Environmental Analysis is Key to Power Contracts”
1992 October 16
9 9
Northwest Power Planning Council newsletters Vol. 9, No. 12 and Vol. 10, No. 1
1992 December and 1993 January
9 10
Utah Watershed Review Focus: “The Bear River”, Vol. 1, No. 3
1993 May-June
9 11
COOP America Quarterly magazine
1993 Spring
9 12
Northwest Energy News newsletter by Northwest Power Planning Council, Vol. 12 No. 5
1993 September-October
9 13
Basin, Range and Rimrock newsletter
1993 Fall
9 14
The Volunteer Monitor Vol. 6, No. 1
1994 Spring
9 15
Article by Warren Cornwall titled, “Idaho Rivers vs. Idaho Dams”
Accompanying letter states that it was to be printed in High Country News later that winter.
1990 July
9 16
Photocopied pages from Environmental Economics, by Joseph Seneca and Michael K. Taussig, 3rd Ed. Pages 287-288, 312-319
Undated
9 17
Photocopied pages from Natural Resource Damages: Law and Economics by Kevin Ward and John Duffield. Pages 527-554
Undated
9 18
Article titled, “The Water Profiteers”, by Peter Steinhart
Undated
9 19
Article titled, “It’s Wake-up Time for Main Street when Wal-Mart Comes to Town”, by Donald Dale Jackson
Undated

Reports collected by FOBR, 1984-1994Return to Top

(22 folders)

arranged chronologically

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
10 1
Idaho Geological Survey report
1984 July
10 2
Idaho Geological Survey report
1984 November
10 3
U. S. Department of Interior Report on Owyhee River management plan
1985
10 4
Idaho State Water Plan report by Water Resources Board
1989 December 12
10 5
Northwest Power Planning Council (NWPPC) Protected Areas report
1987 October 8
10 6
Supporting Design report for Sorensen Engineering
1988 November
10 7
White Horse Associates’ investigation on vegetation and soil in Oneida Narrows
1989 January
10 8
FERC licensing status report of Idaho hydropower projects
1989 March 31
10 9
Preliminary and Supplementary Geological report for Sorensen Engineering
1989 June
10 10
Division of Water Resources memo on seismotectonic setting
1990 February 12
10 11
Northwest Power Planning Council (NWPPC) report titled, “New Resources: Supply Curves and Environmental Effects”
1990 February 28
10 12
Idaho State University statement regarding geologic hazards
1990 August 16
10 13
Report and corresponding letter from Idaho Department of Water Resources on proposed project
1990 August 21
10 14
Northwest Power Planning Council (NWPPC) list of project-related changes, report 90-10
1990 August 22
10 15
Bear River Pre-Design Study by Division of Water Resources
1990 October 15
10 16
Integrated Resource Plan
1990 and 1992
10 17
Report and order on standards and guidelines for Integrated Resource Plan
1992 June 18
10 18
Idaho Water Resources Board’s Comprehensive State Water Plan
1992
10 19
Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District Annual Report
1992
10 20
U.S. Department of Interior mailing list of structural projects in Idaho
1994
10 21
Water Quality Status Report on Bear River by Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
Undated
10 22
Partial report by geologist Robert Bright
Undated

Environmental and wildlife impacts, 1985-1992Return to Top

(17 folders)
Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
11 1
New access road proposed by Fackrell and its impacts
Undated
11 2
Access to Bear River
Undated
11 3
Counts and activities in Bear River Canyon
1990 Summer
11 4
Traffic counts that includes colored photos
Undated
11 5
FERC Environmental Impact Statement
1992 February
11 6
Economic feasibility
Undated
11 7
Idaho Fish and Game Concerns on Bear River Narrows Project
Undated
11 8
Impact on Canadian geese and marshes
Undated
11 9
Geological Impacts
Undated
11 10
Raptor impacts that includes photos of perched eagles
Undated
11 11
Colored photos of soil sloughing off of river liner
Undated
11 12
Water conservancy district brochures
Undated
11 13
Cumulative Impacts
Undated
11 14
FOBR outline of consequences of denial
Undated
11 15
FOBR Alternative Proposal
Undated
11 16
FOBR No Action Alternative
Undated
11 17
Proposed Research Natural Areas
1985 August 16

Motions and petitions, 1985-1993Return to Top

(32 folders)

arranged chronologically

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
12 1
Administrative Procedure 67-5210
Undated
12 2
FERC Formal Requirements for Filings in Proceedings Before the Commission
Undated
12 3
Idaho Supreme Court Case Edward C Shokal, Cole M. Reed and State of Idaho, Department of Fish and Game Billie Reed vs. A. Kenneth Dunn, Director, Department of Water Resources and Trout Co.
1985 September 24
12 4
FERC Notice of Intent Of Utah Board of Water Resources to file Competing Preliminary Permit Application filed by Birch Power Company, Inc.
1985 December 2
12 5
Utah Board of Water Resources Notice of Withdrawl of Its Notice of Intent
1986 January 2
12 6
FERC Order Issuing Preliminary Permit issued to Birch Power Company, Inc.
1986 January 16
12 7
Notice of Changes to Bear River FERC Application
1989 January
12 8
Application for License For Major Unconstructed Project prepared by Sorensen Engineering, P.A. to FERC
1989 January 12
12 9
Information meeting minutes held in Preston, Idaho, March 20, 1989 and attached resolution
1989 May 12
12 10
Notice of Application Filed with the Commission by Birch Power Company, Inc. for application for major license filed on January13, 1989.
1989 August 21
12 11
Motion to Intervene and Petition to Deny Application For A Major License submitted to FERC by The State of Idaho in regards to a major license application filed by Birch Power Company.
1989 October 26
12 12
FERC Notice Granting Late Intervention to Idaho Department of Fish and Game to intervene in Birch Power Company, Inc.’s application.
1989 December 7
12 13
Amended Motion to Intervene submitted to FERC by The State of Idaho on a motion that was filed on October 30, 1989 by Birch Power Co.
1990 January 8
12 14
Resolution on the matter of the effect the Bear River Narrows Hydro electric project on the Oneida Narrows reservoir site identified as a protected reservoir site in the state water plan. Passed and approved
1990 February 23
12 15
Motion to Intervene and Petition to Deny Application submitted to FERC by The State of Idaho for a permit application filed by Hydro-Power of Nevada.
1990 March 28
12 16
Department of Water Resources of the State of Idaho Notice of Hearing in the matter of an application by S & F Power Company to appropriate the public waters of the State of Idaho.
1990 April 25
12 17
Petition filed by FOBR for Leave to Intervene Before the Idaho Department of Water Resources
1990 July 13
12 18
Denied order to petition filed by Currie Locket to intervene as a full party
1990 August 16
12 19
Petition filed by FOBR for Rehearing Application to Appropriate Water
1990 August 30
12 20
Petition filed by FOBR to Deny Application to Appropriate Water
1990 August 30
12 21
FOBR Petition to Deny Application to Appropriate Water Before the Idaho Department of Water Resources Regarding Bear River Narrows Project No 9215.
1990 August 30
12 22
FOBR Submission of Evidence and Arguments
1990 August 30
12 23
Friends of Bear River Petition to Withdraw Exemption to the Northwest Power Planning Council.
(two copies)
1990 September 5
12 24
Petition for Rehearing filed by S & F Power Co. to appropriate water of the Bear River for power purposes
1990 October 17
12 25
Notice Granting Late Intervention filed by FOBR to FERC to intervene in the Birch Power Co. license application that was filed on January 17, 1991.
Notice is dated June 21, 1991
12 26
Moratorium Order In the Matter of Applications and Permits for the Diversion and Use Water Within the Salmon and Clearwater River Basins, Idaho by The State of Idaho Before the Department of Water Resources.
1992 May 15
12 27
Moratorium Order In the Matter of Applications For Permit For Diversion and Use of Ground Water Within the Bear River Drainage and Great Basin Tributaries by The State of Idaho Before the Department of Water Resources.
1992 May 15
12 28
Moratorium Order In the Matter of Application for Permits for Diversion and Use of Surface and Ground Water Within the Snake River Basin Upstream from the USGS Gauge on the Snake River near Weiser by The State of Idaho Before the Department of Water Resources.
1992 May 15
12 29
Motion to Intervene filed by American Whitewater Affiliation and American Rivers, Inc. with FERC against Utah Power and Light Company in regards to the Cutler project
1992 August 17
12 30
Notice of application for license for the construction of the Bear River Narrows hydropower project
1992 September. 9
12 31
Petition filed by Friends of Bear River to Continue Agency and Public Scoping Hearings and To Extend Filing Deadline
Also includes a handwritten message from Currie Lockett to FOBR attorney Brad Wright on content of petition.
September 23, 1992
12 32
Final order from Idaho Water Resources Board in the matter of a permit to establish a minimum lake level on Bear Lake
1993 November 15

Legal cases, 1983-1993Return to Top

(11 folders)

arranged chronologically

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
13 1
Idaho Water Law Handbook
1983 October
13 2
Supreme Court of Idaho Kootenai Environ. Alliance v. Panhandle Yacht v. State Board of Land Commissioners and Dept. of Lands, Cross-Respondents
1983 November 2
13 3
Protected Areas Rule adopted
1988 August 10
13 4
U. S. Supreme Court case California v Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Et. Al. decision
1990 May 21
13 5
District Court of the Fourth Judicial District Earl M. Hardy v. R. Keith Higginson, Director, Idaho Department of Water Resources
1990 July 25
13 6
H. R. 649 to amend the Federal Power Act in the 102D Congress 1st Session
1991
13 7
Idaho Docket
1992 December
13 8
Idaho Boating Laws and Rules updated
1993 July 1
13 9
Article from Idaho Law Review titled “The Role of States and Federal Agencies in Conditioning FERC Licenses”, by Scott W. Reed
Undated
13 10
Idaho State Water Laws 42-402, 42-203 and 42-203A
Undated
13 11
General Information for Nominating a River for Wild and Scenic Status
Undated

Binder copy of documents sent to FERC, 1990Return to Top

(22 folders)
Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
14 1
Binder submitted to FERC to intervene in opposition to the application for a major license submitted by Birch Power Co.
1990 December 19
14 2
Motion to Intervene in opposition to the Application for a major license filed by FOBR
1990 December 19
14 3
Appendices to motion to intervene in opposition Exhibits A-1 & A-2 (match with Box 12)
Undated
14 4
Appendix B: Recreation
Undated
14 5
Additional information on Recreation
Undated
14 6
Appendix C: Fishery Loss
Undated
14 7
Appendix D: Wildlife and Habitat Loss
Undated
14 8
Additional information on fish and wildlife
Undated
14 9
Appendix E: Environment and Water Quality
Undated
14 10
Additional information on water quality. Conference brochure
1990 September 22-23
14 11
Appendix F: Geology and Dam Safety
Undated
14 12
Appendix G: Other Consequences
Undated
14 13
Additional information on other consequences
Undated
14 14
Appendix H: Flow and Reservoir Level
Undated
14 15
Additional information on flow and reservoir level
Undated
14 16
Appendix I: Economic Feasibility
Undated
14 17
Additional information on economic feasibility
Undated
14 18
Appendix J: Power Not Needed
Undated
14 19
Additional information on power not needed
Undated
14 20
Appendix K: Conflicts with Agency Plans
Undated
14 21
Appendix L: Public Opposition
Undated
14 22
Additional information on public opposition
Undated

Scoping Meeting and Scoping Documents, 1992Return to Top

(13 folders)
Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
15 1
FERC Scoping Document 1 for Bear River Narrows Project
1992 September 18
15 2
Memo announcing scoping meetings and objectives from FERC
1992 September 18
15 3
FERC Public Scoping Meeting stenographers report, Preston, Idaho
1992 September 30
15 4
FERC Public Scoping Meeting stenographers report, Pocatello, Idaho
1992 September 30
15 5
Scoping meeting attendees
1992 September 30
15 6
Idaho Department of Fish and Game scoping comments
1992 October 26
15 7
Birch Power Company scoping comments
1992 October 29
15 8
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) formal review comments on Scoping Document 1
1992 October 29
15 9
EPA comments on scoping documents
1992 October 30
15 10
Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation scoping comments
1992 October 30
15 11
Supplement to oral comments at public scoping hearing from FERC to FOBR
1992 October 30
15 12
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife recommendations to Scoping Document 1
1992 November 25
15 13
FERC Scoping Document 2
1992 December 4

Maps, 1990Return to Top

(8 folders)
Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
16 1
Hand-drawn maps that includes seven colored photographs of area
Undated
16 2
Oneida Project Maps
Undated
16 3
Division of Water Resources Mapping Update
1990 March 20
16 4
Maps of Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming
Undated
16 5
Maps of Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming (continued)
Undated
16 6
Bear River Narrows Hydroelectric Project Map
Undated
16 7
Bear River Project Reservoir Map compared to Glendale Reservoir Map
Undated
16 8
Aerial photo showing property lines around Bear River
Undated

Miscellaneous, 1991-1994Return to Top

(9 folders)
Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
17 1
Western Governors’ Association Conference
1991 October 10-12
17 2
Rocky Mountain Environmental Directory response form
1992-1993
17 3
National Water Policy Roundtable Conference
1992
17 4
Western Systems Coordinating Council as suggested reading
1992 April
17 5
Western Water Conference Agenda
1994 August 13-14
17 6
Black and white photocopies of photographs of Oneida Reservoir and Borrow Pit area
Undated
17 7
Five colored photographs of unspecified area showing gravel road and four colored photographs showing patterns in the dirt. Also includes three colored photographs of unknown individuals and a colored photograph of cucumber plants. Includes negatives.
Undated
17 8
Excerpts from a Task Force meeting minutes
Undated
17 9
Whitewater safety guidelines from American Red Cross
Undated