The Local Actions Non-Dam Alternatives (LAND) is a collaborative effort to identify and evaluate potential options to the proposed flood retention dam on the upper Chehalis River that can reduce flood damage while maintaining the region’s cultural, ecological and economic integrity.
LAND is based in community. Representatives from State and local governments, the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, the Quinault Nation, and other project stakeholders are reaching out to the public to identify shared values and gather input as we develop possible alternatives.
LAND is part of the broader Chehalis Basin Strategy—a network of partners working together to ensure the Basin is safe and prosperous for generations to come. Visit the full Chehalis Basin Strategy website to learn more about the 100+ projects already underway.
Chehalis Basin community members met in May 2022 to establish shared values that can serve as a foundation for LAND as we explore possible alternatives. These values will be shaped and refined through public feedback.
Family, Culture, Heritage
The strength of the Chehalis Basin comes from its people and the diverse heritages, cultures, and experiences they represent.
We value the Chehalis Basin’s unique environment, employment and recreation options, and a home to a wide array of animal and plant life.
We strive to support local economies, keeping Chehalis Basin businesses robust. A thriving regional economy inspires innovation.
Trust, Respect, Self-Determination
The future of the Chehalis Basin must be decided by the community itself. We recognize and respect the rights and treaty interests of the Tribal Nations in the Chehalis Basin and appreciate the rights of all property owners.
Safeguarding our communities from the negative impacts of flooding is fundamental. Adequate infrastructure and programs should ensure regional resiliency.
Healthy Environment/ Healthy People
We envision a solution that prioritizes the well-being of our people and our environment.