Cooper Lake Hydropower Project Interagency Advisory Committee Announces Public Meeting

Contact(s): Ron Britton

Anchorage, Alaska – November 27, 2018 – The Cooper Lake Hydropower Project Interagency Advisory Committee (IAC) announces the annual public meeting of the IAC to determine the year’s instream flow release schedule and monitoring recommendations. The meeting will be held in Anchorage on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Alaska Time. 

The public meeting will be held at USFS Chugach National Forest Supervisor’s Office, 161 E. 1st Avenue, Door 8, Anchorage, AK 99501. Participants are requested to register. Interested persons and organizations are invited to visit chugach/cooper-hydro for more information.

The mission of the U.S. Forest Service, an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The agency manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to state and private landowners and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the world. Public lands the Forest Service manages contribute more than $13 billion to the economy each year through visitor spending alone. Those same lands provide 30 percent of the nation’s surface drinking water to cities and rural communities and approximately 66 million Americans rely on drinking water that originated from the National Forest System.  The agency also has either a direct or indirect role in stewardship of about 900 million forested acres within the U.S., of which over 130 million acres are urban forests where most Americans live.)