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The 2021 application season is open.  The following interest categories currently have, or may have, a vacancy identified for the next FY.  Those seats are as follows:

a. Conservation Districts
b. Environmental
c. Fish & Wildlife
d. Hydropower
e. Irrigation
f. Local Government
g. Major Tributaries
h. Navigation
i. Recreation
j. Thermal Power
k. Water Supply
l. Water Quality
m. Waterway Industries

Consistent with the Charter, 3 seats will remain vacant.  The application attached has further instruction and must be complete and submitted NLT 9 July 2021 along with an endorsement letter.  A scanned copy of these two documents should also be sent to mrric@usace.army.mil to ensure receipt.  For any questions, please email mrric@usace.army.mil.   Application link 

COVID19:  In order to protect the health and well-being of members MRRIC has not met in person since 2020, but continues to work together virtually via webinars and work group calls.

MRRIC Stakeholder Vacancies and Renewals

There are 16 different stakeholder interest groups with the possibility of having 2 primary seats; however, only 29 primary seats can be filled at any one time per the Charter to balance with the number of eligible tribes in the basin. The vacant primary seats rotate over time based on when members step down and what seats receive applications annually. Primary members are encouraged to nominate an alternate; however, they are not required to do so leaving that position unassigned.

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Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee

 

What is MRRIC?

The Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC) serves as a forum where people with diverse interests in the Missouri River basin can collaborate on recommendations for implementing the Missouri River Recovery Program. Learn more here.

For more information on the purpose and scope of the MRRIC as well as the duties and responsibilities of its members, please read the MRRIC Charter. Also see other MRRIC-related Documents.

Why MRRIC?

MRRIC provides a forum for stakeholders, tribes, states, and federal agencies within the Missouri River Basin to develop recommendations that consider the needs of the various groups affected by management actions.

  • The Missouri River drains one-sixth of the United States, encompassing over 529,350 square miles; the river flows 2,341 miles through seven states.
  • MRRIC has seats for 29 Native American Tribes located within, or with historical ties to, the basin.
  • There are many diverse non-governmental stakeholders with lives and livelihoods linked to the river (e.g., farmers, waterway industries, hydro and thermal power, outdoor recreationists, and many more).

Background

MRRIC was authorized by Congress in Section 5018 of the 2007 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). This authorization included a provision for MRRIC to provide guidance on a study of the Missouri River and its tributaries, known as the Missouri River Ecosystem Restoration Plan (MRERP). That study was suspended per the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012 (Section 120).

In July 2008, the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, John Paul Woodley, signed the Implementation Guidance for Section 5018 of WRDA 2007, thus approving the Charter for MRRIC and establishing the Committee.

For more information on the Charter drafting process, please visit: https://projects.ecr.gov/moriver/.

MRRIC is exempt from the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).