Potential benefits of the St. Mary Canal Modernization Project include increased reliability of water delivery for Milk River Project users, including eight irrigation districts, the Blackfeet Nation, numerous private irrigators, […]
The NOI formal scoping period begins on June 21, 2023, and closes August 7, 2023, during which time the public has a chance to submit comments to be considered in […]
FCA and HDR are leading the consulting services in support of the St. Mary Canal Modernization Project under National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Milk River Joint Board of Control (MRJBOC), […]
Submitting comments is the most effective way to make your voice heard in the EIS process. Please feel free to send comments at any time during the process. Comments may […]
What is the role of the National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Bureau of Reclamation for the proposed project?
The NRCS Montana State Office is funding the development of the Plan-EIS for the St. Mary Canal Modernization Project. The Bureau of Reclamation is the water right holder and owner […]
What are the Principles, Requirements, and Guidelines for Water and Land Related Resources Implementation Studies (PR&G)?
The PR&G govern how federal agencies evaluate proposed water resource development projects. They provide direction to federal agencies when evaluating and selecting major water projects. As it relates to the […]
NEPA was the first major environmental law in the United States, signed by President Nixon on January 1, 1970. NEPA requires federal agencies to assess the environmental effects of their […]
A Plan-EIS is an official environmental review document required by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) for planning and carrying out projects under the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Program […]
The purpose of the proposed project is to improve agricultural water management by rehabilitating and modernizing the St. Mary Canal along its existing alignment. The proposed project is needed due […]
All project activities will take place along the existing St. Mary Canal alignment. The Milk River Joint Board of Control (MRJBOC), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and the Bureau of […]