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The 2016 LMRCC Annual Meeting was held on June 21-22, 2016 in Memphis, Tennessee. Please click on agenda topic to view speaker’s presentation.

Plenary Session Agenda

Tuesday, June 21, 2016              

8:30am – 12:00pm         Plenary I             

8:30-8:45                             Welcome/Introductions/Logistics (Larry Pugh)

8:45-9:20                             Cliff Ochs, University of Mississippi, Large River Floodplain Connectivity

9:20-9:45                             Audrey Harrison, Engineer Research & Development Center, Macroinvertebrate Response to a                                           Gradient of Hydrologic Connectivity within the Lower Mississippi River and Its Floodplain

9:45-10:05                           Reed Green, U.S. Geological Survey, Phytoplankton Community Index

10:05-10:20                         Ted Kratschmer, National Great Rivers Research and Education Center Updates

10:20-10:40                    BREAK

10:40-11:05                        Larry Pugh, LMRCC Chair and Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, & Parks, Mississippi
                                         Interstate Cooperative Resource Association and Asian Carp Updates

11:05-11:25                        Quinton Phelps, Missouri Department of Conservation, Asian Carp Management

11:25-11:45                        Yvonne Allen, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Floodplain Inundation Frequency

11:45-12:00                        Bill Wolfe, U.S. Geological Survey Updates

12:00 – 1:00pm             Lunch (Provided)                            

1:00 – 5:00pm               Technical Section Meetings – Fish/Habitat & Water Quality


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

8:30am – 12:00pm        Plenary II            

8:30-8:45                            Welcome/Additional Introductions/Logistics

8:45-9:05                            James Cummins, Mississippi River Trust, Batture Reforestation Updates

9:05-9:40                            Jim Bergan & Cullen Foley, The Nature Conservancy, Habitat Restoration

9:40-10:00                          Andy Simmerman, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District, 2015 Side Channel Rehabilitation

10:00-10:20                    BREAK

10:20-10:40                        Barb Kleiss, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley Division Updates

10:40-11:50                         PANEL DISCUSSION – Perspectives for Shaping the Future of the Lower Mississippi River

11:50-12:00                         Wrap Up/Meeting Adjourns