Missouri River Independent Advisory Panels

Independent Social Economic Technical Review Panelists, Reports, Advice, Recommendations, and Agency Responses

Current Panel Members

  • Dermot Hayes, Ph.D. – International trade, consumer demand, price analysis, commodity markets.
  • John Loomis, Ph.D. - Environmental and natural resource and agricultural economics
  • Sarah Michaels, Ph.D. – Water resources policy and governance, science-policy interface, comparative environmental policy

Reviewers were selected by the Third Party Science Neutral following procedures in the “USACE MRRIC ISAP Approach Structure Ground Rules” approved by MRRIC on July 21, 2010. The selection process is consistent with the National Academy of Science’s “Policy and Procedures on Committee Composition and Balance and Conflicts of Interests for Committees Used in the Development of Reports” (2003) and the Office of Management and Budget’s “Final Information Quality Bulletin for Peer Review” (2005).

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Independent Social Economic Technical Review Panel Topics, Reports, Advice, Recommendations and Agency Response

Preliminary Consideration of Human Considerations (HC) Models and Analysis To Date

At the request of MRRIC, the Social and Economic Technical Review panel evaluated Human Consideration models and analysis and presented initial thoughts regarding the topic at the MRRIC plenary meeting on November 16, 2016.

Evaluation of the Missouri River Recovery Management Plan (MRRMP) Adaptive Management (AM) Plan Version 5 – Issued September 1, 2016

At the request of MRRIC, the ISETR evaluated Human Considerations (HC) related components of the “Developmental Draft Version 5 Science and Adaptive Management Plan” (hereafter the AMP) dated May 2016, including its extensive appendices and attachments. These documents describe the most recent iteration of an evolving AMP, which along with an accompanying Environmental Impact Statement, will be an integral part of the Missouri River Recovery Management Plan (MRRMP) for management of three listed species under the Endangered Species Act, the piping plover, least tern, and pallid sturgeon. The charge to the panel was developed by the MRRIC Human Considerations Ad Hoc Work Group.

Presentation to MRRIC regarding draft evaluation of HC components of the Missouri River Recover Management Plan Adaptive Management Plan Version 5

The ISETR panel presented results from their draft evaluation (dated July 26, 2016) to the MRRIC committee at its August 2016 plenary meeting. The panel members were guided by a set of questions developed by the Human Considerations ad-hoc group.

Evaluation of Adaptive Management (AM) Governance in draft AM Plan Version 4 – Issued March 11, 2016

At the request of MRRIC’s Adaptive Management ad-hoc group, ISETR developed a memo evaluating AM Governance in the Missouri River Recovery Management Plan Adaptive Management Plan version 4.

Presentation on Thoughts regarding Environmental Impact Statement/Management Plan (EIS/MP) and Adaptive Management Plan (AMP) version 4

At the request of MRRIC, ISETR presented thoughts regarding the EIS/MP and AMP version 4 to the MRRIC committee at its plenary meeting on February 25, 2016.

Presentation on remarks regarding the Environmental Impact Statement/Management Plan (EIS/MP) Human Consideration (HC) proxies, and Adaptive Management (AM)

At the request of MRRIC, ISETR presented remarks regarding the EIS/MP, AM, and HC proxies to MRRIC at its plenary meeting on November 18, 2015.

Presentation on Human Consideration Proxies and Adaptive Mangement (AM) Governance

At the request of MRRIC, ISETR presented remarks regarding the HC proxies and AM governance at the August 2015 MRRIC plenary meeting.

Comments to Agency Responses to ISETR May MRRIC Meeting Comments Presented on July 13 HC Ad Hoc Group Call – Issued July 17, 2015

ISETR provided comments to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers responses to the ISETR May 2015 MRRIC meeting presentation on a MRRIC Human Considerations Ad Hoc Group Call.

Initial ISETR Comments on Human Considerations (HC) Proxy Evaluation of Alternatives

At the request of MRRIC, ISETR provided comments on the HC Proxy Evaluation of Alternatives to MRRIC at its May 2015 plenary meeting.

Evaluation of Human Considerations Objectives, Metrics, Methods, and Models for the Missouri River Recovery Management Plan – Issued September 12, 2014

At the request of MRRIC, the Social and Economic Technical Review panel evaluated human considerations objectives, metrics, methods, and models that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to use in assessing effects of alternative management actions designed to protect three threatened or endangered species that inhabit the Missouri River. The panel developed its report in a three month period from May to August 2014.

This page was last updated 2/21/2017.