Sponsor: Franklin County — Co-sponsor: Cub River Irrigation Company
Page updated: September 2021
Previously: Cub River Watershed Plan-EA
The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), with Franklin County as the project sponsor and Cub River Irrigation Company as project co-sponsors, is proposing to partially fund watershed protection measures through the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act (Public Law [PL] 83-566) in Franklin County, Idaho and Cache County, Utah. The work measures being proposed within the Bear River Watershed include:
NRCS, as the lead federal agency, is initiating National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis in the form of a Watershed Plan and Environmental Assessment (Plan-EA) to analyze impacts to the natural and human environment from this project. The Plan-EA will comply with the Council on Environmental Quality’s regulations at 40 CFR Parts 1500-1508, which require an evaluation of potential environmental impacts associated with federal projects and actions.
Comments are being reviewed and a Scoping Report prepared. After which, resource inventories will be evaluated, and alternatives will be developed.
♦ Scoping Comment Period ♦
A public scoping meeting was held virtually on November 19th, 2020. Click here to watch the recording. The public scoping period ended on December 18, after a 30-day comment period.
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Another public meeting and comment period will be held after the Draft Environmental Document has been prepared, likely in Spring 2022.
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Lance Houser, P.E. — Franson Civil Engineers
115 Golf Course Road, Suite D
Logan, UT 84321
Bruce Sandoval — USDA-NRCS
9173 West Barnes Drive, #C
Boise, ID 83709