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Missouri River Implementation Committee to Meet in Omaha

Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee
Published May 19, 2016

The Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC) will hold its 33rd meeting June 1–3 in Omaha, Neb. Public attendance is encouraged, and an opportunity is provided during each daily session for the public to address the committee and the lead agencies—U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service)—regarding the Missouri River Recovery Program (MRRP).

The meeting will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton Downtown, 1616 Dodge Street, Omaha, Neb., beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 1, and concluding at 12:30 p.m. Friday, June 3. The MRRIC meeting agenda can be found online at  All meeting sessions are open to the public.

MEDIA: The committee has set aside a designated time for committee member interviews with media on Thursday, June 2 at noon.

At this meeting, MRRIC will learn more about recent progress on the Missouri River Recovery Management Plan, including model results for management actions that meet species objectives for least terns and piping plovers; science and governance components of the Adaptive Management Plan; and a discussion of implications of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement. The committee will continue to engage with the Independent Science Advisory Panel and the Independent Social and Economic Technical Review Panel on the scientific, adaptive management, and socio-economic components of the developing management plan. The committee also will discuss recommendations regarding the MRRP 2017 Work Plan.

MRRIC is a 70-member committee that comprises 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.

For additional information regarding the MRRIC, please contact Dr. Michael Mac, committee chair, by e-mail at Information about the Missouri River recovery efforts is available online at and

The committee, established in the fall of 2008, meets quarterly at various locations throughout the Missouri River Basin. The committee’s next quarterly meeting will be held Aug. 9–11; the location is to be determined.

MRRIC is staffed by RESOLVE, a Washington, D.C., dispute resolution firm (, under a contract with the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution and with the assistance of federal agency staff.

Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee

Release no. 20160519-001