Cultural Resources

Preserving the region's historic culture

Grant PUD and The Wanapum have worked side-by-side for more than 60 years to preserve, protect and perpetuate the regions historic culture.

Artifact Protection

The stretch of the Columbia River that makes up Grant PUD’s project territory is rich with artifacts from the Wanapum and other Native American groups that traveled along the river and made it their home. The shoreline’s prehistoric and historic archaeological sites, isolated artifacts, archaeological districts, structures, engineering features, landscapes and traditional cultural properties are all protected by state and federal laws. Grant PUD and the Wanapum take the protection of these sites and artifacts very seriously.

Agreements

  • SALMON AND STEELHEAD AGREEMENT

    A comprehensive and long-term adaptive management program for the protection, and enhancement of protected species that pass or may be affected by the Priest Rapids Project.

  • PROGRAMMATIC AGREEMENT—ADVISORY COUNCIL OF HISTORIC PRESERVATION

    This agreement provides principles and commitments for our compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).

  • YAKIMA NATION SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

    The Yakama Nation’s public utility, Yakama Power, is a Priest Rapids Project power purchaser. Under this agreement, we will market power on behalf of the Yakama Nation from 2007 to 2015. Like our other power purchasers, the Yakama Nation pays project cost for power received.

    In recognition of the value of this power allocation, Grant PUD receives rights to 75 percent of the renewable energy credits for the first 75 average megawatts of any renewable generation project developed by the tribe. We also receive the first opportunity to jointly develop new generation projects.

  • ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT

    This document contains Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) analysis regarding our Final License Application for relicensing the Priest Rapids Project.