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Getting Meaning out of Adaptive Management
Midwest Region, July 23, 2010
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Columbia NFWCO's Wyatt Doyle attended the quarterly resource briefing meeting with the Corps of Engineers and basin state and federal representatives.  These meetings generally frame up the work of the corps within their ongoing efforts for Missouri river rehabilitation and pallid sturgeon recovery. 

Of particular interest during this meeting was the restructured efforts of program managers representing a new cadre of faces to breathe life into our adaptive managment program.  The basin has long been clamoring for a process to inform and contribute with good science that will enable us to do better things for the resource. 

We were given hope and a vision that the adaptive management plan will soon be realized and will have representatives by not only managers, but independent scientists and experts in varying fields.  The nature of changing old ways of doing things and developing a living process by which science can be a tool for change has long been pursued by our partners and we are hopeful that we can not only incorporate the idea of AM, but be a leader for big river restoration projects throughout the U.S.

Contact Info: Wyatt Doyle, (573)876-1911 ex 111, wyatt_doyle@fws.gov



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