Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee Update

05 Jun 2018 4:58 PM | Tom Poer (Administrator)
MOARC continues to engage with the Missouri River Recovery Program with a member participating as a committee member and advisor.   The Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC) met 22-24 May in Sioux Falls, South Dakota to address the status of the recovery program, the proposed recovery actions, and the completion of the Management Plan.  The meeting in Sioux Falls was the 41st meeting of the Committee as it continues to review US Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and US Fish and Wildlife activities and actions relating to recovery of three threatened and endangered species in the Missouri River.

MRRIC addressed the draft five-year strategic plan developed by the two agencies.  Committee members reviewed approximately 50 recommendations to the draft plan.  Recommendations ranged from advising the for greater transparency and outreach to on development of proposed habitat projects, to evaluate the effects of natural high flow events on sturgeon spawning in the river, to ensure a scientific and systematic approach, and to address impacts on human consideration concerns from recovery actions.  MRRIC will hold a webinar in late June to give final approval to the strategic plan.

The Missouri River Management Plan that will drive the recovery program in the future continues to move forward.  The Corps remains on track to issue a Record of Decision on the Environmental Impact Statement and Adaptive Management Plan by October 2018.  The Final Environmental Impact Statement is scheduled to be released 31 August for a 30-day comment period.   


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