Final EIS - Final Missouri River Recovery Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
The Kansas City and Omaha Districts of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), have developed the Final Missouri River Recovery Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement.
It is a programmatic assessment of actions necessary to comply with the Endangered Species Act by avoiding a finding of jeopardy to three federally-listed threatened and endangered species associated with the Missouri River:
• The pallid sturgeon,
• The interior least tern, and
• The Northern Great Plains piping plover
A comprehensive Science and Adaptive Management Plan has also been developed to guide implementation of management actions for the three listed species.
The Final Missouri River Recovery Management Plan and EIS accomplishes the following:
• Uses the best available science to develop alternatives and evaluate the effects of those alternatives on environmental resources and the human uses of the river;
• Identifies a preferred alternative comprised of management actions based on the best available science and designed to avoid a finding of jeopardy for the species and minimize impacts to other resources;
• Includes an adaptive management plan for the Missouri River Recovery Program to ensure management decisions are continuously improved by the learning that takes place from regular monitoring of the river and assessing the effectiveness of management actions.
Related Documents provided for reference at http://www.morriverrecovery.org:
• Final EIS Notice of Availability
• Scoping Summary Report
• Missouri River Effects Analysis Reports
• Final Biological Assessment
• Final Biological Opinion
08/31/2018 - 11/09/2018