Waterfowlers of The Mop. River Basin. Make sure you send in your thoughts ideas as to moving forward in restoring Vital Migratory Waterfowl Habitat with in our reach of the Mo. River Basin. Your support and your interests as waterfowlers is very key in securing a better future for waterfowl and waterfowling with in OUR Basin!
William J. Smith
Mo. Valley Waterfowlers Association
Dear Waterfowl working group members,
I am forwarding the below email and information sent by David Hoover, Biologist
with USACE. If you have any questions please contact him directly.
Thanks to David for sending this to the group!
The following is another public involvement opportunity that may be of interest
to the members of the Iowa Waterfowl Working Group. As I discussed at our
recent meeting the Corps' Missouri River Bank Stabilization and Navigation Fish
and Wildlife Mitigation Project (Mitigation Project) was authorized by Congress
to mitigate the 522,000 acres of fish and wildlife habitat lost to the Corps'
Missouri River Bank Stabilization and Navigation Project. The input of
stakeholders in the Missouri River Recovery Plan - Environmental Impact
Statement (EIS) scoping process is critical to establishing the path that the
Corps will move forward on the Mitigation Project and Bi-Op compliance efforts.
Currently the Corps has acquired and are working to restore and/or manage over
60,000 acres of the 166,750 acres the Mitigation Project is currently authorized
to acquire on the lower 735 miles of river. In Iowa our goal is 23,725 acres of
fish and wildlife habitat restored on existing public land or land acquired from
willing sellers. To date we have acquired approximately 14,000 of that total in
Iowa. These lands not only provide important fish and wildlife habitat on the
Missouri River but increased recreational opportunities for those who enjoy
hunting, fishing, trapping and wildlife viewing. This will be the opportunity
for individual members of the Iowa Waterfowl Working Group and their supporting
organizations to let the Corps know how they view the current Mitigation Project
and provide input on its future.
As noted below, the Corps is hosting two scoping webinars on September 11th and
18th to listen and solicit comments on the Missouri River Recovery Management
Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). In addition, comments regarding
the Missouri River Recovery Management Plan and EIS will be accepted through
October 18, 2013. They can be entered into the online public comment system,
http://parkplanning.nps.gov/MRRMP , or sent
to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: CENWK-PM-PR (Management Plan and EIS),
601 E. 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64106.
David R. Hoover
Environmental Planner (Biologist)
Environmental Resources Section - CENWK-PM-PR
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is hosting two scoping webinars on
September 11th and 18th to listen and solicit comments on the Missouri River
Recovery Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Participants
are encouraged to attend one or both webinars, which will be held from 3:00 to
4:30 p.m. (CDT) on both days.
The Missouri River Recovery Program (MRRP) combines implementation requirements
of the 2003 Missouri River Biological Opinion and the Bank Stabilization and
Navigation Project Fish and Wildlife Mitigation project. To comply with National
Environmental Policy Act requirements, the Corps will assess programmatic
effects and develop a range of alternatives for the program. The Management Plan
and EIS also will provide an evaluation of the necessity and effectiveness of
actions contained in the Biological Opinion.
The Management Plan and EIS will take about three years to complete. The MRRP
allows the Corps to continue operation of the Missouri River Basin projects for
all of its authorized purposes and to achieve multiple benefits.
Information collected from the Corps' monitoring efforts will be used to
evaluate the reasonableness, effectiveness and the programmatic impacts of its
current actions and refine or change those actions as appropriate. Consistent
with BiOp requirements, a definitive adaptive management process will be
developed to ensure the flexibility needed to adjust actions based on continued
monitoring to avoid jeopardy of the listed species, without pursuing measures
that do not prove effective.
From your computer, connect to https://connect.dco.dod.mil/mngtplan
at 3 p.m. (CDT) on either September 11th
or 18th. The webinars will be recorded, and participants will be able to provide
comments that will be documented by a court reporter. All comments received will
become part of the public record and may be included in the Final Management
Plan and EIS. Those who use a telecommunications service for the deaf (TDD) may
call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) anytime at 800-877-8339 to
relay this same information. For further details on webinar participation,
please visit the Management Plan tab at http://moriverrecovery.usace.army.mil
Comments regarding the Missouri River Recovery Management Plan and EIS will be
accepted through October 18, 2013. They can be entered into the online public
comment system, http://parkplanning.nps.gov/MRRMP
, or sent to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Attn: CENWK-PM-PR (Management Plan
and EIS), 601 E. 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64106.
Prior to participating in the scoping webinars, please ensure the appropriate
security certificates are downloaded online.
For Windows based computers:
1. Navigate to http://iase.disa.mil/pki-pke/
2. Click "Tools" from the left menu.
3. Scroll down to the "Trust Store Management".
4. Click on "InstallRoot 3.16 A".
5. Click on "(ZIP Download) Size 1,803 KB".
6. Click "Save" and then select a location where you want to save the file.
We recommend the desktop.
7. Click "Open".
8. Double click the folder "InstallRoot_v3.16A".
9. Double click the folder "Windows".
10. Double click the file "InstallRoot_v3.16A.exe" for a 32-bit Operating System
or "InstallRoot_v3.16Ax64.exe" for a 64-bit Operating system.
11. Click "Yes".
12. A black window will open up and scroll some certificates and then
13. You have successfully installed the certificates.
For non-Windows users:
1. Navigate to https://crl.gds.disa.mil/
2. DCO currently uses "DoD Root CA 2" and "DoD CA-28" certificates.
The Missouri River Recovery Program's mission is to implement actions to
accomplish Missouri River ecosystem recovery goals in coordination and
collaboration with agency partners and stakeholders.
For more information regarding the Management Plan and EIS, visit
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