Omaha, Neb. - The Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC) will hold its 36th meeting in Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2017. The meetings are open to the public; members of the public will have an opportunity during each daily session to address the committee and the lead federal agencies – the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) – regarding the Missouri River Recovery Program (MRRP).
The meeting will be at the KCI Expo Center, 1173 N. Ambassador Dr., Kansas City, MO 64153, beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, and concluding at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2. The MRRIC meeting agenda can be found online at www.MRRIC.org.
At this meeting, MRRIC members will review and discuss details of the draft Missouri River Recovery Management Plan-Environmental Impact Statement which was released for public review and comment in December 2016. Members will also discuss with the Corps and Service possible ramifications of extending the public comment period.
MRRIC is a 70-member committee comprised of stakeholders and representatives of Tribal, state and federal governments throughout the Missouri River Basin. This committee provides recommendations to federal agencies on the current and future activities of the MRRP. The Committee makes its substantive recommendations by consensus.
The committee, established in the fall of 2008, meets quarterly at various locations throughout the Missouri River Basin. The next quarterly MRRIC meeting will be held May 23-25, 2017.
For additional information regarding the MRRIC, please contact Dr. Michael Mac, committee chair, by e-mail at info@MRRIC.org. Information about the Missouri River recovery efforts is available online at www.MRRIC.org and www.MoRiverRecovery.org.
Release no. 17-003