Project Name: Kingsley Dam Hydroelectric Project
Summary: Land and shoreline management plan
Client: Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District
Project Location: Western & South Central Nebraska
• Land and Shoreline Management
• Agency Consultation
• Stakeholder Facilitation
Project Timeframe: 2006 - 2008
Relationship with Client: Since 2006
As part of its 1998 FERC license, the Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District (Central) developed a Land and Shoreline Management Plan (LSMP) for the Kingsley Dam Project in western and south central Nebraska. Most of the Project shoreline is accessible for public use, some of it highly developed for cabins and houses and some remote, undeveloped, and managed as habitat. In 2007, Central determined that its LSMP required significant revisions to address anticipated land and shoreline uses and development pressures, and to provide more comprehensive policies and implementation strategies.
Kleinschmidt assisted Central in developing new land and shoreline management policies and classifications, redefining allowable non-project uses of project lands, revising permitting procedures, and restructuring the LSMP to allow for more effective implementation while continue to meet FERC license conditions. In addition to drafting the revised LSMP, Kleinschmidt staff managed Central’s public and agency outreach efforts including facilitation of numerous agency consultations, stakeholder working group meetings, and public listening sessions.
Kleinschmidt’s ability to efficiently and creatively address project specific issues and work with Central to develop new policies and protocols resulted in a more user friendly and comprehensive plan leading to more efficient implementation.