The Upper Mississippi River Restoration's (UMRR’s) unique interagency partnership provides the framework for the program's many restoration accomplishments and contributions to river science. While the Corps of Engineers is ultimately accountable for implementing the UMRR, it pursues that mission in a genuine spirit of cooperation with its agency partners and interested stakeholders. For the specific purpose of providing interagency coordination for UMRR, the Corps established the UMRR Coordinating Committee in 1987 to ensure the Congressionally-directed consultation with state and federal partners.
The Corps and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service co-chair the UMRR Coordinating Committee. Membership consists of representatives from the U.S. Geological Survey, each of the five state resource agencies, as well as a variety of federal agencies that have an interest in UMRR even though they have no specific implementation responsibilities. UMRBA coordinates and staffs the UMRR Coordinating Committee, which meets on a quarterly basis.
Click here for UMRR's joint charter for its consultative bodies, including the UMRR Coordinating Committee.
Kelly Keefe, USACE Mississippi Valley Division
Sabrina Chandler, USFWS Refuges
Chad Craycraft, Illinois DNR
Kirk Hansen, Iowa DNR
Vanessa Perry, Minnesota DNR
Matt Vitello, Missouri DoC
Wade Strickland, Wisconsin DNR
Jeff Houser, USGS Upper Midwest Environmental Science Center
Rich Vaughn, NRCS
Marshall Plumley, USACE Rock Island District