The Annual Missouri River Conference and BiOp Forum, sponsored by the Missouri River Natural Resources Committee, was held at the Lied Lodge and Conference Center in Nebraska City, Nebraska on March 17-19, 2010. The conference theme was “A Climate for Change”. The conference website includes the program and copies of numerous PowerPoint presentations and abstracts: http://mrnrc2010.com/
MoRAST met on March 16, 2010 at the Lied Lodge and Conference Center in Nebraska City, Nebraska. For copies of the final agenda, minutes and PowerPoint presentations see below.
Meeting summary: The meeting included a special appearance by Brigadier General John McMahon, Commander, Northwestern Division, USACE, as well as several other guest speakers. A significant portion of the meeting focused on issues related to the Missouri River Authorized Purposes Study (MRAPS),www.mraps.org. In addition to updates on other timely issues of importance, the meeting included MoRAST business sessions to elect officers for 2010, adopt the 2012 budget, approve a revised Congressional Action Plan and deal with other issues. The 2010 officers are: Chair: Michael J. Hayden, Secretary of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks; Vice Chair: Todd Sando, Assistant State Engineer, North Dakota Water Commission; Secretary: Sue Lowry, Administrator, Interstate Streams Division, Wyoming State Engineer’s Office; Treasurer: Kirk Nelson, Assistant Director, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission and At Large Member of the Executive Committee: Rodney Bordeaux, President of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe.