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  • Tribal Members of MRRIC Continue Review of Draft EIS, Recommend Extended Review

    MRRIC met in Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 31-Feb. 2 to discuss the Missouri River Recovery Program’s (MRRP) draft Missouri River Recovery Management Plan-Environmental Impact Statement that was released in December by the Corps. An accompanying Adaptive Management (AM) Plan serves as the framework for implementing action described in the EIS. Seven Tribes from the Missouri River Basin were represented.
  • Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee Reviews Draft EIS, Recommends Extended Review

    MRRIC met in Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 31-Feb. 2 to discuss the MRRP draft Missouri River Recovery Management Plan-Environmental Impact Statement that was released in December by the Corps. An accompanying Adaptive Management Plan serves as the framework for implementing action described in the EIS.
  • Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee to meet in Kansas City

    Omaha, Neb. - 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 Corps and the Fish and Wildlife Service – regarding the Missouri River Recovery Program.
  • Tribal interests represented on Missouri River committee

    The Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC) met here Nov. 15-17 to receive an overview of the Missouri River Recovery Program’s (MRRP) draft Missouri River Recovery Management Plan-Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), scheduled for public release in December, from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). Tribes were represented by Dr. Emerson Bullchief, Crow Nation; Dr. Andrea Hunter, Osage Nation; Dr. Kelly Morgan, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe; Alan Kelley, Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska; Elizabeth Wakeman, Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe; Reno Red Cloud, Oglala Sioux Tribe; and Shannon Wright, Ponca Tribe of Nebraska.
  • Missouri River committee prepares for draft EIS release

    The Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC) met here Nov. 15-17 to receive an overview of the Missouri River Recovery Program’s (MRRP) draft Missouri River Recovery Management Plan-Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), scheduled for public release in December, from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). The EIS describes management actions intended to ensure that operations of the Missouri River system will not jeopardize three species listed under the Endangered Species Act. The committee heard reports from its two expert advisory panels on the technical soundness of sections of the EIS. There was strong emphasis on models that identify the economic impacts of various alternative management strategies being considered by the Corps. They use these models to help determine a preferred alternative.
  • Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee to meet in Omaha

    The Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC) will hold its 35th meeting here Nov. 15-17, 2016. 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).