LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER
AQUATIC RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PLAN
GOALS & OBJECTIVES
D. ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES - Improve economic opportunities in river-side communities through the sustainable use of environmental resources
Objective D.1 Ensure that the economy of river-side communities improves as a result of implementing the Aquatic Resource Management Plan
Strategy D.1.1 Seek input from the private sector, manufacturing, forest products, agriculture, navigation, and recreation industries on incorporating positive economic development strategies in the Aquatic Resource Management Plan
Strategy D.1.2 Concurrently develop specific economic enhancement goals as an integral component of the Aquatic Resource Management Plan by involving the Departments of Tourism & Economic Development in Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee
Objective D.2 Increase public use of the Lower Mississippi River through improved public access
Strategy D.2.1 Conduct a comprehensive inventory of existing public facilities that provide access to the Lower Mississippi River system.
Strategy D.2.2 Work cooperatively with state and federal agencies to determine additional public access needs.
Strategy D.2.3 Develop a prioritized list of potential public access sites on the mainstem Lower Mississippi River and seasonally connected backwaters, side channels, and oxbows.
Strategy D.2.4 Work cooperatively with state and federal agencies to develop additional funding sources for access development.
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