Harrington Park, New Jersey (October 22, 2015) –  On October 2, 2015, the Low Impact Hydropower Institute received a complete application for a new term of Low Impact Certification for the Boulder Creek Hydroelectric project.  The application materials can be found HERE.

The Boulder Creek Project is located in northwest Montana, within Lake County, and its entire drainage is within the Flathead Indian Reservation. Boulder Creek drains into Flathead Lake from the Mission Range of the Rocky Mountains. This facility is owned by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, and is managed and operated by S&K Holding Company (SKHC), which is a for profit business development corporation, wholly owned by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.

LIHI is seeking public comment on this application.  Specifically, we are interested in knowing whether you think the Boulder Creek project continues to meet the LIHI Low Impact Certification Criteria.  Please review the program and criteria in LIHI’s revised Handbook and then review the Project’s 2015 application materials posted on the project page.  Comments that are directly tied to specific LIHI criteria (flows, water quality, fish passage, etc.) will be most helpful, but all comments will be considered.  Comments may be submitted to the Institute by e-mail at comments@lowimpacthydro.org with “Boulder Creek Project Comments” in the subject line, or by mail addressed to the Low Impact Hydropower Institute, PO Box 194, Harrington Park, New Jersey 07640.  Comments must be received at the Institute on or before 5 pm Eastern time on December 19, 2015 to be considered.  All comments will be posted to the web site and the applicant will have an opportunity to respond.  Any response will also be posted.