Corps Extends Comment Period on Management Plan
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers responded to numerous requests, including from the League, to extend the public comment period for the Missouri River Recovery Management Plan Draft Environmental Impact Statement. With the 60-day extension, the comment period runs through April 24, 2017. The Corps had just held public meetings on the draft plan in mid-February.
The League is reviewing the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and will compose a thorough comment letter on recovery alternatives that provide habitat to enable self-sustaining populations of fish and wildlife as well as increase recreational opportunities, improve water quality, and reduce flood risk. The letter will be sent out to all Izaak Walton League chapters and divisions for them to sign on to prior to the League submitting it to the Corps.