Montana Department of Transportation, South 19th Avenue and College Avenue, Bozeman, Montana, and South 19th Avenue from Babcock to Kagy, Bozeman, Montana
Road improvements at a high-traffic intersection near the Montana State University (MSU) campus required an evaluation of the affected natural resources, which included the Farmer’s Canal. VES was subcontracted by Thomas, Dean, and Hoskins (TD&H), to complete a Biological Resources Report reviewing the terrestrial, aquatic, and wetland resources within the project boundaries for the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT). Project tasks included a wetland resource inventory and impact assessment and a field survey for rare and sensitive plant and animal species.
VES was hired a second time by TD&H to complete the wetland resource inventory and impact assessment and field survey for rare and sensitive species for a road improvement project on South 19th Street from Babcock Street to Kagy Boulevard. The report provided MDT with a description of the site waterways, climate, plant and animal species of concern, vegetation resources, and aquatic resources. The information was used to obtain the necessary environmental permits before South 19th was widened in 2010.