The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), with assistance from Farmers Conservation Alliance (FCA), has compiled and reviewed the comments that were submitted during the scoping period for the Lone Pine Irrigation District Irrigation Modernization Project. The comments will inform the development of a Draft Watershed Plan – Environmental Assessment (Draft Watershed Plan/EA).
The Draft Watershed Plan/EA will identify alternatives to meet the project’s purpose and need, identify the resources potentially affected by the project, and evaluate the effects of the project on those resources. Once the Draft Watershed Plan has been completed it will be released for public review. At that time, a second public meeting and comment period will be advertised and held to solicit questions and comments on the Draft Watershed Plan/EA.
Anyone who provided their email during the scoping period or signs up below will receive a notification when the Draft Watershed Plan/EA is available for review.
On October 2, 2018 the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced a public scoping period to consider improvements to aging irrigation infrastructure in Lone Pine Irrigation District, located primarily in northwest Crook County, as well as northern Deschutes County and southern Jefferson County. Improvements under consideration may be partially funded through the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act of 1954 (PL 83-566) and would address water conservation, enhancement of aquatic species habitat, and public safety risks while supporting existing agricultural land use. The project is a collaborative effort between NRCS, Lone Pine Irrigation District, the Deschutes Basin Board of Control, and Farmers Conservation Alliance.
A public scoping meeting was held October 17, 2018 at the Wind River Conference Center in Terrebonne, Oregon. Several project documents are located below, including the presentation from the meeting.
Public scoping comments were accepted October 2 through November 15, 2018 related to proposed irrigation improvements in Lone Pine Irrigation District.
Comments were accepted in the following ways:
1) At the scoping meeting
2) Email firstname.lastname@example.org
3) On this website
4) Mail to:
Farmers Conservation Alliance
Lone Pine Watershed Plan
102 State St
Hood River, OR 97031
For further information please contact:
Farmers Conservation Alliance
Please note: Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
Further information on the public involvement process can be found at the Council of Environmental Quality's Citizens Guide to NEPA.