UMRR Coordinating Committee

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.

Co-Chairs—
Brian Chewning, USACE Mississippi Valley Division

Sabrina Chandler, USFWS Refuges

Members—
Dave Glover, Illinois DNR

Randy Shultz, Iowa DNR

Megan Moore, Minnesota DNR

Matt Vitello, Missouri DoC

Jim Fischer, Wisconsin DNR

Mark Gaikowski, USGS Upper Midwest Environmental Science Center

Ken Westlake, USEPA Region 5

Program Manager—
Marshall Plumley, USACE Rock Island District

Members

Member Contact info
Co-Chair Sabrina Chandler
Refuge Manager/Area Supervisor
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
507-494-6218
sabrina_chandler@fws.gov
Co-Chair Brian Chewning
Deputy Chief, Upper Mississippi District Support Team
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
601-634-5836
brian.chewning@usace.army.mil
Mark Gaikowski
Director, Upper Midwest Environmental Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey
608-781-6221
mgaikowski@usgs.gov
Megan Moore
UMRR LTRM Field Station Leader
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
651-345-3331 x225
megan.moore@state.mn.us
Matt O'Hara
Middle Mississippi River Biologist
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
309-543-3316, ext. 229
matt.ohara@illinois.gov
Randy Schultz
Mississippi River and Southeast Iowa Regional Fisheries Supervisor
Iowa Department of Natural Resources
319-694-2430
randy.schultz@dnr.iowa.gov
Matt Vitello
Policy Coordinator
Missouri Department of Conservation
573-522-4115 x3191
matt.vitello@mdc.mo.gov

Documents

UMRR Coordinating Committee February 2021 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee October 2020 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee August 2020 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee May 2020 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee February 2020 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee October 2019 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee August 2019 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee May 2019 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee April 2019 Special Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee February 2019 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee October 2018 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee August 2018 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee May 2018 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee February 2018 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee November 2017 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee August 2017 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee May 2017 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee February 2017 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee November 2016 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee August 2016 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRBA and UMRR Coordinating Committee August 2016 Joint Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee May 2016 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee February 2016 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee November 2015 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee August 2015 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee May 2015 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee February 2015 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee November 2014 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee August 2014 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee May 2014 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee February 2014 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee November 2013 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee August 2013 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Joint Charter of its Consultative Bodies
UMRR Coordinating Committee May 2013 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee February 2013 Quarterly Meeting Minutes