League staff took part in a Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee meeting to discuss the Army Corps of Engineers’ upcoming transition to an adaptive management framework for habitat recovery efforts.
At the recent Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee meeting, three new adaptive management teams met for the first time: Fish, Bird, and Human Considerations Teams.
The Army Corps of Engineers has reduced reservoir releases along the Missouri River for now to ensure winter water release rates will provide water for downstream needs and reduces the chance of flooding due to ice jams.
An area of great interest to the conservation community in the 2018 Farm Bill is expansion of the Conservation Reserve Program.
The Trump administration has now proposed pushing back implementation of the Clean Water Rule for two years if repeal efforts are unsuccessful.
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