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—
Kelly Keefe, USACE Mississippi Valley Division

Sabrina Chandler, USFWS Refuges

Members—
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

Program Manager—
Marshall Plumley, USACE Rock Island District

UMRR Upcoming Meetings

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 Kelly Keefe
Chief of Planning at Mississippi Valley Division and Director of the National Ecosystem Planning Center of Expertise
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Kelly.J.Keefe@usace.army.mil
Chad Craycraft
Federal Programs Coordination Manager
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
217-782-9211
chad.craycraft@illinois.gov
Kirk Hansen
Mississippi River Coordinator
Iowa Department of Natural Resources
563-845-1337
Kirk.Hansen@dnr.iowa.gov
Jeff Houser
LTRM Science Director
U.S. Geological Survey
608-781-6262
jhouser@usgs.gov
Vanessa Perry
Mississippi River Coordinator
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
651-639-2140
Vanessa.Perry@state.mn.us
Wade Strickland
Director, Office of Great Waters
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
608-444-7257
Wade.Strickland@wisconsin.gov
Rich Vaughn
Missouri River & Upper Mississippi River Basins Coordinator
Natural Resources Conservation Service
402-437-4127
richard.vaughn@usda.gov
Matt Vitello
Policy Coordinator
Missouri Department of Conservation
573-522-4115 x3191
matt.vitello@mdc.mo.gov
Other Contact: Marshall Plumley
UMRR Regional Program Manager
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
309-794-5447
marshall.b.plumley@usace.army.mil

Documents

Highlights and Action Items of the October 2023 UMRR Coordinating Committee
Highlights and Action Items of the August 2023 UMRR Coordinating Committee
UMRR August 2023 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR May 2023 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee May 2023 Quarterly Meeting Highlights and Action Items (including presentation
UMRR Coordinating Committee March 2023 Quarterly Meeting Highlights and Action Items (including presentations)
UMRR November 2022 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee November 2022 Quarterly Meeting Highlights and Action Items (including presentations)
UMRR August 2022 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee August 2022 Quarterly Meeting Highlights and Action Items (including presentations)
UMRR May 2022 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee May 2022 Quarterly Meeting Highlights and Action Items (including presentations)
UMRR Coordinating Committee FY22 Science Proposals For Funding
UMRR Coordinating Committee February 2022 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee February 2022 Quarterly Meeting Highlights and Action Items (including presentations)
UMRR Coordinating Committee November 2021 Quarterly Meeting Highlights and Action Items (including presentations)
UMRR Coordinating Committee November 2021 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee August 2021 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee May 2021 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
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
UMRBA and UMRR Coordinating Committee August 2016 Joint Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee August 2016 Quarterly 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 Joint Charter of its Consultative Bodies
UMRR Coordinating Committee August 2013 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee May 2013 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee February 2013 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee November 2012 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee August 2012 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee May 2012 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee March 2012 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee November 2011 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee August 2011 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee May 2011 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee February 2011 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee November 2010 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee August 2010 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee May 2010 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee February 2010 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee November 2009 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee August 2009 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee May 2009 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee February 2009 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee November 2008 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee August 2008 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee May 2008 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee February 2008 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee November 2007 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee August 2007 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee May 2007 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee February 2007 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee November 2006 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee August 2006 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee May 2006 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee February 2006 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee November 2005 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee August 2005 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee May 2005 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee February 2005 Quarterly Meeting Minutes
UMRR Coordinating Committee February 1997 Quarterly Meeting