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With the assessment completed and the “No Significant Impact” finding, park staff can move forward with the proposed action before autumn rains begin, park officials announced in a Monday news release.
The assessment analyzed potential impacts of moving the historic Enchanted Valley Chalet a short distance away from its current location where it is being undercut by the East Fork Quinault River.
“To avoid immediate environmental harm to the East Fork Quinault River and risks to threatened bulltrout and other aquatic resources, it is imperative that the chalet be moved away from the river bank before the fall rains begin,” said Olympic National Park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum.
“A second and more extensive planning and public review process will begin later this year, and will examine options for long-term disposition of the historic chalet.”
Details about how and when the chalet will be moved will be released as soon as they are available.
Both the assessment and other supporting documents are available for review at www.parkplanning.nps.gov/EVCEA.