“Mitigating for Lost Habitat on the Missouri River”

Published: February 13, 2013

Original Presentation by Kasey Whiteman, biologist with Mo. Dept. of Conservation. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013.

528 Walnut St. – Kansas City, MO (in the River Market)

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Over the past 100 hundred years the Missouri River has been highly altered which has resulted in the loss of naturally occurring side-channel chutes. In the late `90s and early 2000s the US Army Corps of Engineers started to mitigate for these losses by reconstructing chutes.

Since then our knowledge of how to build chutes, how they are developing and the fish response has increased. Currently more mitigation efforts are slated to take place each year and research continues.

Kasey Whiteman is a biologist with the Mo. Dept. of Conservation studying reptiles, amphibians and fish of the Missouri River. He brought that unique on-the-river perspective to a look at how the habitat mitigation project is evolving.

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The Big Muddy Speakers Series in Kansas City

is hosted by Friends of Lakeside Nature Center, Little Blue River Watershed Coalition, Missouri River Relief Friends of Big Muddy and Healthy Rivers Partnership with the following list of partners. All speakers are presenting for free. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with all of us!

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Missouri River Relief
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Healthy Rivers Partnership
Columbia Fish & Wildlife Conservation Office (USFWS)
Big Muddy National Fish & Wildlife Refuge


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