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A Strategic Plan for the Upper Mississippi River Restoration Program, 2015 – 2025

Purpose

This strategic plan articulates the Upper Mississippi River Restoration (UMRR) partnership’s vision for the Upper Mississippi River that sets a clear direction for the program over the next decade.  This 10-year plan focuses UMRR Program’s efforts to continue delivering products and services that are nationally significant, regionally relevant, internationally engaged, and technically sound.  It outlines the program’s key approaches to enhancing restoration and advancing knowledge necessary for a healthier and more resilient Upper Mississippi River ecosystem that sustains the river’s multiple uses.  This strategic plan is also intended to foster UMRR Program’s longstanding commitment to internal and external communication and collaboration among the many organizations and individuals that are working for a better Upper Mississippi River ecosystem.

Vision

A healthier and more resilient Upper Mississippi River ecosystem that sustains the river’s multiple uses.

Mission

To work within a partnership among federal and state agencies and other organizations to construct high-performing habitat restoration, rehabilitation, and enhancement project; to produce state-of-the-art knowledge through monitoring, research, and assessment; to engage other organizations to accomplish the Upper Mississippi River Restoration Program’s vision.

Goals:

  1. Enhance habitat for restoring and maintaining a healthier and more resilient Upper Mississippi River ecosystem
  2. Advance knowledge for restoring and maintaining a healthier and more resilient Upper Mississippi River ecosystem
  3. Engage and collaborate with other organizations and individuals to help accomplish the Upper Mississippi River Restoration vision
  4. Utilize a strong, integrated partnership to accomplish the Upper Mississippi River Restoration vision

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