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Required and proposed mitigations for review

The NPS is developing a mitigation plan for this planned removal of a historic structure to restore natural conditions. A 30-day public comment period is now open on the proposed mitigation measures and any alternative or additional mitigation measures that could be used minimize the impacts of removing this historic structure.

Additional project information is provided via the "Project Home" link on the left and the background document available for download below. The background document includes correspondence with the Washington State Historic Preservation Officer, and appraisal summary, photos of the existing developments on the parcel, a map of the project location, and a map of the Area of Potential Effect (APE).

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Public Comment Considerations:

Bulk comments in any format (hard copy or electronic) submitted on behalf of others will not be accepted.

Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personally identifiable information, be aware that your entire comment - including your personally identifiable information - may be made public at any time. You may ask us to withhold your personally identifiable information from public review, but we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

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The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking your input on the proposed mitigations that will offset the removal of the Bell house from the Stehekin River channel migration zone. This structure is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The house is located on Bell Road (Chelan County Property ID #52272).

Your comments on the proposed mitigations and/or proposal(s) of other appropriate mitigations to minimize the effects of the removal of this structure are requested.

Required mitigation:

- Conduct Historic American Building Survey (HABS) documentation of the structure which typically includes writing a narrative history, creating measured drawings, and photo-documentation.

The following are the proposed mitigations the NPS are seeking public comment on:

- Create an interpretive panel to be displayed in the Golden West Visitor Center with photographs and explanatory text of the Bell house and the Bell family in Stehekin.

- Host a "virtual" version of the exhibit on the North Cascades National Park Service Complex website so it is available to the greater public.

The final mitigation plan will be approved by NPS and the Washington State Department of Archeology and Historic Preservation and will incorporate public comment where feasible.
Comment Period: Closed        Mar 5, 2018 - Apr 5, 2018
Topic Questions:
1. Please provide comments on the proposed mitigations in the Review Document.
2. Please submit other proposal(s)/appropriate mitigations to minimize the effects of the removal of this historic structure.
Document Content:
Bell House_Review_Document_508.pdf   (43.9 KB, PDF file)
BellHouse_ProjectBackgroundFinal.pdf   (3.2 MB, PDF file)
Disclaimer: Links within the above document(s) were valid as of the date published.
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