What makes the UMRR Program (formerly known as the Environmental Management Program or EMP) unique is its unparalleled partnership between a multitude of federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations, and the public.
This systemic program provides a well-balanced combination of habitat restoration activities, along with monitoring and research. It has pioneered many new and innovative engineering and planning techniques for ecosystem restoration in large river systems. The science element of UMRR has developed state-of-the-art techniques to monitor and conduct research on the river. Scientific monitoring, engineering design, and environmental modeling techniques have been shared throughout the United States and in more than five countries.
A Healthier and More Resilient Upper Mississippi River Ecosystem that Sustains the River's Multiple Uses
To work within a partnership among federal and state agencies and other organizations; to construct high-performing habitat restoration, rehabilitation projects; 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.