Research and Development

Item Description (opportunities/risks) Resource Needs (time/$)
Using new source data, edit the 8 digit HUCs There are 99 8 digit HUCs in MT. It took the federal steward (at 30% time) 6 months to do 2 HUCs, that would be four HUCs a year = 25 years to finish upgrading the state’s dataset using the new source data. It would be better if a whole bunch of editors were tasked to upgrade the dataset to the new source data instead of waiting (hopefully) 25 years for one person to do it.

Theme Lead

Nathan Parry
Acting Montana State Soil Scientist
U.S. Department of Agriculture