EARLY ACTIVITIES - From August 2004 - March 2006, PCWA initiated early outreach activities with Federal and state resource agencies and Native American Tribes to discuss the upcoming MFP relicensing, identify potential stakeholders, solicit existing resource data, and collaborate on approaches for establishing an open and transparent forum that promotes a free exchange of ideas and sharing of information among the participants. In addition, PCWA conducted several site visits with resource agencies and Tribes to provide an overview of the MFP. This collaboration resulted in the development and implementation of early environmental and cultural studies.
Beginning in April 2006, PCWA invited potential stakeholders (including resource agencies, Tribes, non-government organizations, local agencies, and members of the public) into the MFP relicensing to participate in open collaborative meetings in support of preparation of PAD. During these meetings, PCWA and stakeholders have collaboratively developed Communication and Participation Protocols and detailed Technical Study Plans for inclusion in the PAD. The true spirit of collaboration has been demonstrated by all parties participating in the MFP relicensing process. PCWA is highly committed to provide an open forum for continued collaboration during future phases of the relicensing process.