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June 12 - Big Muddy Speaker Series - St. Charles 2013

"Location, Location, Location -
How Missouri River geography shapes restoration and management options"

presentation by Robert Jacobson, PhD, Chief of River Studies Branch, US Geological Survey

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

4:30 p.m. Free Paddle trip with Big Muddy Adventures!
6. p.m.
Meet at Big A's Restaurant
6:30 p.m. Presentation
At Big A's Restaurant
308 N Main St. -  St Charles, MO
(directions below)

 PLUS! Special opportunity for a free paddle before the presentation with Big Muddy Adventures! See below for details.

Natural Areas River Trip 10-23-10The past three years of extreme flooding followed by extreme drought followed by flooding in the Missouri River basin highlights the difficulties in managing and restoring this massive river system. Every decision made in Missouri River management seems to have repercussions that affect other uses or stakeholders along the river.

The Missouri River basin ranges over 23 degrees of longitude and 12 degrees of latitude, and in its breadth it encompasses tremendous physiographic, climatic, ecologic, and socio-economic diversity from the snowpack of the Rockies to the arid plains of the Dakotas to the moist river hills of the Ozarks' northern edge. 

This diversity promotes challenges to restoration and management. One size of policy does not fit well in all parts of the river. Robert Jacobson, PhD, chief of River Studies for the US Geological Survey, will provide an overview of the environmental geography of the Missouri River and an analysis of how the very location of the river effects restoration and management options along the mainstem from Montana to Missouri.

 

Dr. Jacobson has been a frequent contributer to the Big Muddy Speaker Series. His presentations always provide a deep and thorough look at the river from a data-based perspective. You will undoubtedly leave this presentation with a lot to think about and solid base of knowledge from which to draw from.

Free Paddle Trip with Big Muddy Adventures!

Join expert Missouri River guide Mike Clark of Big Muddy Adventures before the presentation for a up and downstream paddle through downtown St. Charles on the Junebug canoe. Space is limited - first come first served.

Meet by the river behind Big A's at 4:30. You'll be back by 6 p.m.

junebug

Directions

To Big A's Restaurant, our host for the Speaker Series.

To get there from I-70 -

  • Take I-70 to exit 229B - the 5th St. Exit
  • Merge onto 5th St. headed north toward St. Charles.
  • After about 1 mile, turn right on Monroe St.
  • Turn left onto N. Main St.
  • Big A's will be on your right (308 N. Main St.) Additional parking is available in the rear.
  • Click here to view on Google Maps.

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