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 of portions of the Milk River Project infrastructure, including the St. Mary Canal and associated infrastructure considered for the modernization project. NRCS is the lead federal agency and Bureau of Reclamation will be a cooperating agency during the Plan-EIS process.