Missouri River Recovery Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement
Participate in a public scoping webinar. Members of the public will have the opportunity to hear information about the plan and comment on draft work products.
Time and Date: 3 to 4:30 p.m., Central Daylight Time, September 11 and 18, 2013.
Location: From your computer, connect to https://connect.dco.dod.mil/mngtplan (at the appointed time).
Computer Requirements: A security certificate to log on to the webinar is required to be downloaded for all individuals that are not within the Department of Defense. Please see the 'Security Certificate Instructions' section on this page for specific instructions. Also, computers will need to have speaker capabilities.
We encourage you to download the security certificate by September 10, 2013. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if there are any issues downloading security certificates. If you cannot access the webinar, please use the following USA Toll-Free number to access the webinar by telephone only: 888-675-2535, Access Code: 5218976, Security Code: 1234.
Alternatively, you can go to a webinar host site near you. Below is a list of available locations:
South Dakota (3-4:30 Central Time)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers/National Park Service, Lewis and Clark Visitor Center (adjacent to Gavins Point Dam in Yankton, SD, located on the south side of the Missouri River)
55245 Nebraska Highway 121
Crofton, NE 68730
Nebraska (3-4:30 Central Time)
Papio-Missouri River NRD/Chalco Hills-
8901 S. 154th Street
Omaha, NE 68138
Iowa (3-4:30 Central Time)
Natural Resources Conservation Service
3539 Southern Hills Dr, Suite 3
Sioux City, IA 51106
Send Us Your Comments
You can provide comments about the project in these ways:
Go to the National Park Service Planning, Environment & Public Comment (PEPC) website at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/MRRMP
Mail comments to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District c/o CENWK-PM-PR (Management Plan) 601 E. 12th Street Kansas City, MO 64106
Provide written or verbal comments during the public scoping webinars. See 'Get Involved' section for more details.
The deadline for submitting comments is October 18, 2013. Please note that information provided in comment submissions will become part of a public record and may be included as an appendix to the Final Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement.
What is the Bank Stabilization and Navigation Project?
Construction of the Bank Stabilization and Navigation Project (BSNP) provided for a channelized Missouri River from Sioux City, IA, to the confluence. The BSNP also altered the river flows and removed an estimated 522,000 acres of wildlife habitat that once comprised the natural Missouri River.
In 1986 (amended in 1999 and 2007), Congress authorized the BSNP Fish and Wildlife Mitigation Project to mitigate for approximately one third of the habitat lost (166,750 acres) on the river.