Development of Hydropower Projects on National Forest System Land

by Thomas A. Schmidt, USDA Forest Service, Washington, DC, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Power '87


The United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service has a major role in hydroelectric developments on National Forest System land. It is charged with managing the land for multiple uses, including hydropower. Therefore, it must balance the needs for energy development with the multitude of other demands made of National Forest resources. The Forest Service recognizes that good hydropower sites are limited and therefore will, wherever possible, allow development compatible with other needs.

Subject Headings: Hydro power | Power plants | Land use | Construction management | Agriculture | Legislation | Licensure and certification | Forests

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