US Army Corps of Engineers
Rock Island District


UMRR HREP Workshops

Periodically, team members involved with various aspects of Habitat Rehabilitation and Enhancement Projects meet to discuss issues and efficiencies within the program. A summary of these workshops, including presentations or minutes, is included below.


2019 UMRR HREP Workshop

Date: May 6-8, 2019 (noon-noon)
Location: Grand River Center, Dubuque, Iowa

Objectives for this workshop are to:

*     Build relationships and facilitate dialogue among UMRR's restoration practitioners, planners, engineers, and scientists

*     Discuss insights gained about project design, construction, monitoring, and OMRR&R

*     Learn how ecological and specific habitat goals and objectives guide HREP planning and design

*     Strengthen UMRR's restoration efforts by learning from insights gained as discussed above

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2016 UMRR HREP Team Meeting

September 27-29, 2016
Davenport, IA

Restoring habitat is one of two major focus areas of the Upper Mississippi River Restoration (UMRR) Program. Habitat rehabilitation and enhancement projects (HREPs) utilize a wide range of construction techniques and approaches that mimic natural river processes and provide benefits to the river system at the system, reach, pool, and local scales. The purpose of this meeting was to bring individuals together who help plan, design, build, operate, maintain and monitor these projects such that lessons learned and new techniques can be shared. Read More


2005 EMP Design Handbook Workshop

August 17-19, 2005
Davenport, IA

The target audience included engineers, planners, biologists and resource agencies. Construction challenges and monitoring were both discussed. The Design Handbook was the primary focus of this workshop, allowing HREP team members to provide input into the development of the first Handbook. Read More


2002 Upper Mississippi River System Environmental Management Program Workshop

February 20-21, 2002
St. Louis, MO

This workshop provided management perspectives and panel discussions on connectivity, natural system design, construction concerns, operation and maintenance concerns, and project performance evaluation.



1999 River Engineering Workshop

June 16-17, 1999
La Crosse, WI

This workshop focused on engineering, design and construction of UMRR HREPs. The workshop included presentations from State and Federal Agencies, as well as break out sections on planning/design and construction/operation and maintenance. The workshop included innovative concepts, project successes, lessons learned, constructibility problems and O&M concerns with EMP habitat projects.



1996 UMR EMP Workshop

October 29-30, 1996
Rock Island, Illinois

The Workshop included the exchange of ideas, techniques and strategies to grain greater efficiencies in executing the UMRR program (previously referred to as EMP or the Environmental Management Program).