Missouri River Public Use Assessment: Final Report Results from the 2004 survey of river users

Date Published: 

Friday, May 26, 2017


  • Steve Sheriff
  • Rochelle Renken
  • Thomas Treiman

Paper Summary/Abstract: 

The Missouri Department of Conservation and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission in cooperation with Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks, the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U. S. National Park Service estimated public use on and along the Missouri River from Gavins Point Dam near Yankton, South Dakota to the river’s mouth near St. Louis, Missouri during the 13-month period from January, 2004 through January, 2005. We estimated the:

  • Types and amount of public use
  • Fish and wildlife harvest from the river
  • Socio-demographic characteristics of users
  • The economic value of the river to the users.

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