Planning plays an essential role in managing the natural and cultural resources and facilities at Missouri National Recreational River (MNRR). Listed below are the major planning documents and reports pertaining to the park. Please be patient, as many of the plans are large documents that take some time to open.
General Management Plans
The 1999 Final General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the lower 39-mile reach of the MNRR provides guidance for management of resources, visitor use, and general development at the park over a 10-to 15-year period. The primary purpose of the plan is to provide a foundation from which to protect park resources while providing for meaningful visitor experiences. A secondary purpose is to encourage compatible activities on adjacent lands so as to minimize adverse effects on the park. A electronic copy of the plan (9.65 MB in pdf format) can be requested in writing to the Superintendent.
The 1997 Final General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the upper 39-mile reach of the MNRR is available in hard copy only. You can obtain a copy by contacting:
Missouri National Recreational River
508 E. Second Street
Yankton SD 57078
Phone #: 605-665-0209
Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC)
Plans and projects at Missouri National Recreational River that are open for public review are listed at the Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website.
PEPC is an online collaborative tool dedicated to facilitating the NEPA/NHPA process in conservation planning, environmental impact analysis and informed decision-making. PEPC allows parks to improve efficiency and implement agency guidelines.